In Memory

Betty Jean Swindle (Smith) - Class Of 1948

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10/29/09 08:59 AM #1    

Kathy Hughes (1971)

Ms. Smith was my grade school and middle school teacher. I admired her from the beginning. She was a tough teacher, but good to all her students. She was able to communicate with us on our level. After graduating high school I kept in touch with Betty. I even visited her the last summer she was alive. I was able to tell her at that time, how much she meant to me as my teacher, and mentor, and that I probably never would have gone on to college without her help. I can still see her standing in the classroom with her beautiful clothes (pink and wine colors), her beautiful dark skin and hair, and her gentle spirit. I shall always remember her this way.

Kathy Hughes

Professor, Emeritus, Henderson Community College

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