Betsy was born in Detroit and raised in Grosse Ile Michigan. She had degrees in Early Childhood Education from the University of Michigan and the University of Hawaii. She married George Horne and they soon moved to Hawaii where they raised their three daughters. In 1974 Betsy and George moved to California where they made their home. They went on to become members of the Conejo Valley Genealogical Society and Betsy a member of the DAR and Colonial Dames.
Betsy is survived by her husband George, daughters, and son-in-laws Beth and Tim, Susan and Scott, and Debra and Mark, along with six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She will be remembered for her intellect, kind heart, quick smile, and loving nature. A memorial service will be held at a later date.