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KAISER, Betty obit d. 2 MAY 2002 Tulsa Co., OK

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KAISER, Betty obit d. 2 MAY 2002 Tulsa Co., OK

Jayne (View posts)
Posted: 5 May 2002 11:03PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: KAISER
As taken from the Tulsa World Newspaper, Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma on May 5, 2002, http://www.tulsaworld.com/

KAISER -- Betty . As a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and above all, friend, Betty shared with all of us her gift of teaching and love of learning. She always found a way to make even the most mundane more fun, whether it was the "lunch faces" she made from sandwich triangles and fruit or the games she invented. Betty encouraged her children to imagine and explore, supporting an endless array of after-school activities and never balking at the odd pets that came home -- hermit crabs, injured birds and mice, to name a few. She fostered creativity and treasured every piece of artwork, saving reams of early masterpieces and each letter sent from camp or college. Her sense of beau ty, whimsy and order were expressed through her love of classical music (especially Bach), literature, New England scenery, birch trees, notes to her children personifying inanimate objects, water skiing, lobsters (both marine and felt), orange circus peanuts (a love-hate relationship), homemade pancakes, thematic napkins, tiny little packages of food in the refrigerator. Betty maintained a lifelong concern for disadvantaged people, which she expressed through her volunteer work over many years in the Adult Literacy Program of the Tulsa Public Library, Parent Child Center, Community Action Project, a parenting program at the Department of Human Services and Planned Parenthood. She was a Professional Educator with a Master of Arts Degree in Teaching from Harvard and an undergraduate degree (Phi Beta Kappa) in English Literature from Smith College. She worked in the homebound teaching program at Tulsa Public Schools, was Administrator of Undercroft Montessori School and taught English at Tulsa Community College for 14 years. Betty always preferred dealing directly with clients and students rather than assuming more public roles. She particularly appreciated working with the diverse, adult students at TCC-Metro Campus, who were eager to enhance their knowledge in order to discover new professional and life opportunities. She often extended herself to help her students overcome personal obstacles by dropping assignments off at their homes or granting flexible deadlines. Betty married her husband, George, in 1965 and moved to Tulsa the following year. She was devoted to their 3 children, Philip, Leah and Emily and 3 grandchildren, Shai, Eytan and Aidan. She had a gift for always selecting the right book or toy to match their interests. She instilled in them her love of reading and her compassion for others. Betty is survived by: her father, Maurice ("Tony") Eudene of Cranford, NJ; her husband, George; her 3 children, Philip Kaiser and his wife, Miranda and their sons, Shai and Eytan of Jerusalem, Israel, Leah Kaiser of Chicago and Emily Kaiser and her husband, Gene Bulmash and their son, Aidan of London, England; her foster son, Mony So and his wife, Kha and their children, Ryan and Leahna; her brother, Steven Eudene and his wife, Bobbie of White Plains, NY and their children, Larry and Debbie. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday at Congregation B'nai Emunah. In lieu of flowers the family requests that gifts be made to the Literacy Program of the Tulsa Public Library, Community Action Project, Parent Child Center or Planned Parenthood. The Fitzgerald Ivy Chapel, 918-585-1151.
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Jayne 6 May 2002 5:03AM GMT 
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