Betsy Anne Klink was born on July 26, 1940, in Wheeling, West Virginia to Harrison and Margaret Leggett. She died on April 4, 2021 surrounded by family and puppies.
A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church, Carlsbad, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 10:00 AM.
Her family moved to Turtle Creek, PA when she was a few months old. While in grade school the family moved to Beaver, PA where Betsy graduated from high school. She graduated from Robert Morris Business School in Pittsburgh, PA.
In 1962 she married her high school sweetheart and they moved to Peoria, IL where Tracy was born. After a stay there they transferred with Caterpillar Tractors to Geneva, Switzerland. Further transfers took the family to Paris, France where Michele was born. Following Paris, the family was transferred to Lagos, Nigeria and London, England.
Betsy and her daughters moved to Carlsbad, NM in 1974. She worked for the Eddy County Extension Office and was hired by the Carlsbad Municipal Schools in 1977. Betsy worked at the high school, Alta Vista Middle School, Pate and Riverside Elementary and the school Administration Office, retiring in 2002.
During retirement she worked at Turquoise ‘N Things, sold Avon and enjoyed helping at Sunset Elementary. She attained the level of “President’s Club”, having been an Avon rep for over 19 years.
Betsy’s hobbies included gardening, quilting and sewing for her daughters. She spent many Easters into the early hours finishing sewing dress for her daughters. Betsy loved dogs, parades and especially her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents and several aunts and uncles. Survivors include daughters Tracy Francis of Carlsbad, NM, Michele Klink of Albuquerque, NM, her “favorite son-in law”, Jay Francis of Carlsbad, NM and her dog Nicky.
In Lieu of Flowers, donations can be made to Faith Hope and Love, Brittany’s Hope, 933 N. Canal Street, Carlsbad, NM or Noah’s Ark, 5217 Buena Vista Dr, Carlsbad, NM