Betsey was a dancer all her life. In 1956 she co-founded the La-Frantics, a local Lafayette community theater group that put on shows at the Town Hall. Betsey choreographed and performed in the La-Frantics shows for the next 30 years. She also founded the Lafayette Suburban Junior Women’s Club and the Lafayette Community Garden Club, two service-oriented organizations which are still going strong 60 years later. She taught thousands of local children and adults how to dance, in a 20-year career as a teacher at Palmer School in Walnut Creek and in various local dance studios. An Oakland native, Betsey made a lasting impact on he adopted community of Lafayette.