Jun 27, 2017

An angel in my life


I'm heartbroken about losing Betsy. She was more than a good friend; she was an angel in my life. Betsy folded me into many of her education and philanthropic projects (Wellesley National Development Outreach Council for the last Wellesley campaign, the UCLA Foundation, among others) and gave me opportunities to contribute my skills to her priorities. Her unfailing generosity was a true gift, and she shared it with all of the people in her life. Betsy and I shared laughter and fun too! When we both went to Wellesley for the BLC Plenary every November, we generally missed the bus to campus because we didn't want to get up that early, so we rode over in Betsy's rented car which we dubbed the "Betsy Mobile." We would also sneak into the Village to do Christmas shopping and pile everything in the "Betsy Mobile" so we could stroll back into the meetings without all our packages. We often had lunch in LA when Betsy and Bud were living there, and we continued to get together when Betsy would come to LA for Board meetings at UCLA. Our lunches lasted 3 hours because we had so much to talk about. I will miss her spirit, intelligence, humor and our friendship more than I can say.

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  • miriammuscarolas
    Jul 4, 2017

    Betsy was such a magnificent woman! She will be missed for her warmth, intelligence, insight and drive.  Her smile brightened a room. Her words made us sit and listen intently. My sincerest condolences to Bud and the entire family.  I hope the incredible memories she left will provide much comfort at this sad time.
  • marisavansaanen
    Jul 2, 2017

    My deepest condolences. What a remarkable woman, career, and life! Her legacy will live on brightly in our alma mater. Sincerely, Marisa Van Saanen (Wellesley '01, and Young Alum Trustee at Wellesley, 2001-2004)
  • Patty DeDominic
    Jul 1, 2017

    Betsy was a remarkable woman and she served as a generous role model for so many of us. I first met her when I joined C-200 and we realized that were in the same 5900 Wilshire Building. She was kind and innovative. A talented woman loved by many of us who will miss her forever.

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