Elisabeth Ford Siebert quietly passed on March 23, 2012 to be with the Lord.
Elisabeth Betty was born on April 5, 1923 in Akron, Ohio. Betty was predeceased by her parents, Robert Francis Ford and Rose Shanley. Betty was also predeceased by her first husband Werner Scheidegger.
Betty is survived by her second husband, Edward G. Siebert; three step-children, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Betty and Edward had wonderful years together; they enjoyed traveling to interesting destinations. They were devoted to each other and lived life to the fullest.
Following graduation from Purdue University in 1943, Betty started a wide ranging career in the business world working for Citi-Bank in their Income Tax Division.
Subsequent to Betty’s marriage to Werner Scheidegger, Betty became his business partner. Betty managed the internal affairs of the company while Werner concentrated on sales and service around the world. The prime product of their export business was Scotsman heating and cooling towers for foreign companies. They had installations in India, Japan, Africa, Saudi Arabia, and throughout Europe.
Betty loved animals and had a lifelong interest in animal shelters.
Betty had a passion for Saint John Knits and other fashionable outfits. She always looked the part of a successful business woman.
Betty was a member of the Purdue Alumni Association – President’s Club. She also was a member of the Delta Gamma Sorority at Purdue and has maintained a strong loyalty to Delta Gamma throughout her lifetime. Those who knew Betty well sometimes called her “Peaches”. While in the dormitory as Purdue Betty acquired this nickname. The name was used as they had too many “Bettys” and since Betty grew up in Georgia, “Peaches” seemed like a great fit.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, March 27th, in Few Chapel at Croasdaile Village, Durham, NC. A post service reception will follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Luke’s Church, 1737 Hillandale Road, Durham, NC 27705 or American Parkinson’s Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305 www.apdaparkinson.org.
Arrangements for the Siebert family are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. Online condolences www.hallwynne.com