Betsy Couch Sharp, January 23, 1927~November 2, 2014
Betsy Couch Sharp, age 87, passed away from complications from stroke, on November 2, 2014, in Fayetteville Arkansas. “Betsy,” as she was affectionately known, is survived by her sister, Jane Nutter of Bogart, Georgia; two sons, Malcolm Sharp, his wife, Joel Giarrusso of Fayetteville AR., Evan Sharp of Seattle WA; and grandsons Thomas and Eric Sharp. Betsy was born January 23, 1927 in Chapel Hill, NC, to parents William and Elizabeth Couch. She graduated from the University of North Carolina with a liberal arts degree. She moved to Chicago and accepted a position as a secretary at the Univ. of Chicago, where she worked until she married. She married Jonathon Sharp in 1949 and the couple had two children together. She divorced in1958 and thereafter moved to the San Francisco Bay area. She worked as an executive secretary for Kaiser Engineers, and after retirement, she freelanced as a typist and editor for international students. “Bets,” as she was also known, was an affectionate and loving mother, and a witty, charming grandmother. She was an avid reader and enjoyed topics varying from the NY Times Book Review to Eastern philosophy. She was also a crossword puzzle whiz. Betsy was a lifelong “seeker” and was open to new and different ideas. She had friends from all walks of life, and she thought it was more important to acquire knowledge and friends than materialistic things. Thanks to North Hills Life Care and Rehab and WRMC Hospice. Beard’s Chapel will handle private family services.
Cremation arrangements by Beard’s Funeral Chapel.
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