Betty Roberts, 1923-2011
It is with great sadness that we learned that the Honorable Betty Roberts died Saturday, June 25, 2011. Her personal and professional accomplishments were many, but she never rested on her laurels. Roberts was equally effective in mentoring others and cultivating the next generation of women leaders. When the founding members for the centennial celebration of Oregon women gaining the vote were brainstorming ideas, Betty Roberts was the first person we called for advice. Roberts immediately offered to meet, and quickly became an enthusiastic advisor and supporter. Betty Roberts’s life and work epitomized the century of action that Oregon women have engaged in since winning the right to vote. She will be sorely missed, but her legacy will endure.
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