Betty grew up in Kronsgart, Man. She received Christ as Saviour at an early age. Music was an inspiration and joy throughout her life. Betty learned to play piano, organ, and cello, and used her gift to bless the church. After high school graduation in 1954, Betty attended Winkler (Man.) Bible Institute where she met her future husband, Tony. Betty earned a registered nurse’s diploma from St. Boniface School of Nursing in Winnipeg in 1959. Betty and Tony married, welcoming a son in Chilliwack, B.C. and a daughter in New Westminster, B.C. In retirement, Betty assisted nurses in hospitals and footcare clinics in Kinshasa, DR Congo; Georgetown, Guyana; Bucharest, Romania; and Bangkok, Thailand. She travelled Europe extensively, collecting carvings and textiles and delighting listeners with her piano and cello music.