“Betsy was born in Janesville, Wis., and raised in Delavan, Wis. She worked for the CIA in Africa and Vietnam during the 1960s. Upon retirement, Betsy began a career in the banking industry until retiring again in 2006. Following her marriage to Roy, a career Marine, in 1971, they lived in many places, including Greenwood, Miss., Camp Lejeune, N.C., and finally Nashville, Tenn., which would become her home for over 30 years. She settled in Lubbock in 2008, in order to be closer to the love of her life, her grandson, Jack Cook.
Betsy is preceded in death by her husband, Roy, of 35 years in 2007, and her parents, Frederick and Victoria Gibson. She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Wilson Cook, and husband, Chris, and their son, Jack. Also surviving is a sister, Deb Lucci of Superior, Wis., and two brothers, Dan Gibson of St. Paul, Minn., and Andy Gibson of Virginia.
Betsy proudly donated her body to the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. A memorial service is scheduled with Doug Hensley officiating. The family has suggested in lieu of flowers donations may be made to Haven Animal Care Shelter firstname.lastname@example.org or Hospice of Lubbock www.hospiceoflubbock.org.”