Betty was born on December 21st, 1921 in Truman, Arkansas. She grew up in St. Louis, Missouri where she attended college shortly before the start of the war until she ultimately left the school. After 7 months of courtship and dating, she married her husband whom she met while working for Monsanto Chemical Company, which was important for the war effort because of their nutritional research. Her husband was initially unable to join the military because of his job.
In this interview, Betty talks about her experiences of being in her early twenties during the war. Betty discusses the heavy patriotism that surrounded her community. She recounts times of seeing Hitler in newsreels at the movie theatre and describes the time she first heard about the Pearl Harbor attacks. She provides insight on how women participated on the home front to support the war effort and gives accounts of college sweethearts who were drafted, working for a large company that supported the war effort, and marriage during the war.