ACWORTH, Ga. — Mrs. Bettye June Edwards Tidd, 75 years young, of Acworth, Ga. passed to a better place on October 18, 2013. She was at home when she died and was laid to rest a Georgia National Cemetery on Tuesday, October 22, 2013.
Bettye was born in Pine Bluff, Ark. and was survived by her husband John; son Steve, and daughter Kimberly Browning. She was blessed with five grandchildren.
Bettye’s life was filled with many passions that were fueled by being active in her 4-H Club and the activities that were available to her. At the early age of nine, she entered the County Dress Revue and won her first of many blue ribbons for a dress that she made; it was designed by her mother and made from a feed sack. She followed by entering every contest available and at the age of fifteen became the youngest ever State Clothing winner. She won a trip to Chicago to the National 4-H Congress. Her skills at baking also were rewarded in county and state contests. After getting her high school diploma in Pine Bluff, Ark., she followed her education with a BSHE degree from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. I am sure you can guess that her career after graduation was with several counties as Assistant Home Demonstration Agent and then a year later the Agent in Perry County for the Department of Agriculture.
Her career took a big turn when she met and married a Yankee stationed at the Pine Bluff Arsenal and her talents in cooking, sewing etc. were put to good use. She taught school as the years past and family needs grew less demanding. She accepted challenges along the way when offered setting up a new Home Economic Department at a new school in Ohio where we lived and enjoyed participating as president in several of the cities that had “NEWCOMER” organizations. Bettye also won an avid bridge player, playing both Contract bridge and “fun” bridge with friends. She continued through the years being a great hostess and we enjoyed many holidays entertaining friends and family.
Bettye enjoyed traveling and decided that we would take the children by car to various places of interest in all contiguous 48 states; this was accomplished in five years. Also her dreams was to write a cook book. She finalized this project with four volumes, breaking each one into food groups and doing all of the organizing, layout, and printing with no help.
She will be missed by all that knew her.