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.
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.