Madison - Mabel Elizabeth "Betty" Densmore died at 102 years old. Betty Densmore, a long time Madison resident died on November 23, 2018, at Oakwood Village. Betty was born in West Salem, WI to James G. and Mabel Elizabeth (Webb) Norris. Following graduation from West Salem High School in 1934, Betty attended Miss Woods Kindergarten and Primary Teacher Training School in Minneapolis, MN. Subsequently, Betty taught kindergarten from 1936-1941 in Viola and Viroqua, WI.
Betty met Jack Densmore at a community dance in 1940 and they were married in 1941 in Bangor, WI. They enjoyed 71 years of marriage and had three children Ann Densmore, Bloomington, IN, David (Susan Osborn), Orcas, WA, Jean John (Ivor) Santa Barbara, CA and one Granddaughter Jasmine John, Paris France.
Betty and Jack were charter members of Covenant Presbyterian Church where Betty served as Deacon. Betty enjoyed singing with the church choir for 52 years. Betty appeared in two Oakwood musical productions, the last one when she was 99. Betty also enjoyed golf and was proud to make a hole in one at age 84.
Betty participated in many volunteer activities including PTA, American Red Cross, Oakwood Village, and UW Hospital floral gift shop.
Betty was preceded in death by husband Jack, her parents, brother Rolland. Betty is survived by her daughters Ann Densmore and Jean Densmore John (Ivor), granddaughter Jasmine John, son David Densmore (Susan Osborn), sister-in-law Fay Densmore, Stirling, IL, and many nieces and nephews. Betty will be missed by her family and many friends.
A memorial service will be held at COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 326 S. Segoe Rd. Madison, on Friday, December 28, 2018, at 11:00 a.m.
Memorial donations may be made to Covenant Presbyterian Church, Oakwood Foundation or a charity of your choice.
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Ann and I want to say how sorry we are for the loss of Betty. She was certainly a nice lady in every respect. We were fortunate to be the Densmore's next door neighbors on Racine Road for 13 years early in our marriage and in the youth of our kids. We couldn't have asked for better neighbors. The fact that Betty lived to her age and that Jack almost made it to 100 attests to lives well lived. Horray to Betty for her hole in one at age 84! That speaks of her character.
I did not know Betty or her family but what an amazing soul to live a
long and beautiful life RIP Betty
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