Remembering Leaders
in the Field of Blindness and Visual Impairment

Remembering Betsy from Jim Gashel, Betsy's husband.

How do you say goodbye to someone you love as much as life itself?

This morning, November 29, at approximately 2:30 a.m. Mountain Time, Betsy Zaborowski left this life after a nine month battle with a rare form of cancer. The Colorado sky was clear, and the moon was shining in the window near her bed.  God called Betsy as she went to live with the angels.  Her struggle on earth is over.

Betsy's final wish was granted on November 27 when she was flown by air ambulance from Baltimore, Maryland, to Denver, Colorado, where she lived in her new home for two days.  She picked the house on a trip to Denver in October.  Living in a new home, back in Colorado, was her goal, which she accomplished in true Betsy Zaborowski style.  

Although Betsy will no longer be with us here on earth, the power of her spirit and the contributions of her life will last forever.  Funeral arrangements are pending at Saint Therese's Catholic Church in Aurora, Colorado.  Her family requests memorial contributions to be made to the National Federation of the Blind Imagination Fund.  Written memories of Betsy Zaborowski's life and work may be sent by mail, fax, or e-mail to the National Federation of the Blind in Baltimore, Maryland, at the addresses given below.

National Federation of the Blind
1800 Johnson Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
Fax  410-659-5129
E-mail  DrZMemories@nfb.org