Beth was born and raised in Moberly, MO. She received a bachelor’s degree from Mount Saint Scolastica College in Atchison, Kansas, and a master’s degree from St. Louis University in Saint Louis, MO.
After teaching in Missouri schools, she began her overseas career in 1966 in Bermuda. She went on to teach English and reading in the Azores and in Germany at schools in Kaiserslautern, Gelnhausen, Hanau, and Schweinfurt. She retired to Vero Beach, Fl. in 1998.
Beth loved to travel and was game for going anywhere, Her quiet, self-effacing demeanor belied her sense of adventure, She taught in the Missouri state penal system, held a uniques position as a hostess on the historic Gulf, Mobil, and Ohio Railroad, and loved fast driving in anything on wheels. The only car that might have held her back was her pokey Skoda, a Communist Czech vehicle that was probably the only one of its kind registered with the American military in Europe during the Cold War.
She was extremely devout, known for her ability to ferret out a Catholic Mass in the most remote and un-Christian countries. Her friends and family will miss her unending enthusiasm for seeing the world, her rollicking sense of fun, and her readiness anytime to share good times over a Scotch!