Betty was born in Northfield VT, the youngest of the three children of Emma and Edward Sargent. She attended the Northfield public schools, graduated from Northfield High School, and went on to graduate from UVM with a BS in Elementary Education.
Both her, and her husband, Hugh, lived in Lyme NH for a year. During that time, Betty taught grades 3 and 4 in Orfordville, NH, and Hugh was a teaching principal of the school. We moved to Morrisville, VT in 1967, when Hugh became the elementary school principal and eventually the Assistant Superintendent. In 1978, they and their two children moved to Bellows Falls, when Hugh became the school Superintendent. I taught at and was director of Falls Playschool from 1982 to 1999, before retiring.
Betty joined the United Church of Bellows Falls in 1982, and has served the church in various capacities—choir, Board of Deacons, Board of Trustees, Board of Missions, Moderator, committees, Women’s Fellowship.
Within our community and beyond, she is active in the BF Woman’s Club, and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of VT. Betty also volunteers at Central Elementary School. Currently, she is President of VT. Mothers. Also, she has served on the Rockingham Free Public Library Board of Trustees and Friends of the Library, and on the board of Our Place Drop-in Center.