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 FCSO. 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.