Bettie’s children—Dianne Harper of Fort Collins, Tim Hervey of Louisville, and Betsi Stephen of Chevy Chase, Maryland—have endowed this chair to honor their mother’s memory and love of music. During her long life, she worked to build the Fort Collins Symphony. In high school, she played a bass violin in the orchestra and participated in an all-girl orchestra. She was invited into the original symphony group, but declined due to demands of motherhood. She served in many capacities in the Fort Collins Symphony Guild.