Betty was born in Amarillo, Texas, on April 17, 1920. She was a teacher, special education teacher and resource specialist. Her husband Ray preceded her in death.
She is survived by her son Ernie Atkinson and his wife Judy, daughter Annie Oliver and her husband Jerry, 3 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and her adored dog, Henry.
She enjoyed gardening, painting, making bears, reading and spending time with friends and family.
There will be a private family celebration of her long and happy life