Betty Carol Bivin was born on January 16, 1931 in Franklin, Kentucky to Leslie Lawrence Bivin Sr. and Lucy Ellen Reynolds Bivin. She passed away on July 18, 2020 at the age of 89 after her battle with Alzheimer’s dementia. Betty is survived by her nieces Marlana McKibben, Leslie Trapp, nephew Barry Bivin, one cousin, Ann Pedigo Martin and many friends. Betty lived in Kentucky her entire life and she was a loyal subscriber of The Voice-Tribune. She is remembered as a healthy and hardworking woman who lived a modest life.
In 1952, Betty graduated from Western Kentucky University with a degree in business. She worked for 12 years at Reynolds Metals and nearly 30 years as the Executive Secretary for Oxmoor Center Louisville before retiring at the age of 65. While working at Louisville’s popular fashion mall, Betty explored her love of clothes, designer shoes and purses. She especially had an affinity for hats and started a collection of her own.
After her retirement, Betty bought a house in Dorsey Woods. When Betty became ill, she resided at Jefferson Manor Rehabilitation and Wellness Center in Louisville, Kentucky until her passing. In her spare time, Betty enjoyed playing bridge and ladies golf at Hurstbourne Country Club and traveling. She was very social and loved dressing up to attend events with her friends. Betty also assisted with the Foster Brooks Celebrity Golf Tournament, which Louisville hosted annually for 27 years to benefit Kosair Charities. Betty was an active member of the Women’s Club of Louisville for many years. She was an avid Equestrian fan and delighted in going to the races at Churchill Downs with her friends. Betty also supported the arts, particularly The Louisville Orchestra and The Broadway Series. Betty had a special connection to music, and her friends described her as a talented singer. She was a proud collector of artwork, especially watercolor paintings. In 1980, Betty expressed her love for fine arts by directing the Prospect Arts and Crafts Show for ten years, during which she started acquiring her watercolor parintings.
Special thanks to the wonderful staff at Jefferson Manor. Southern Cremation Society was in charge of cremation services. In lieu of flowers, donations in her honor can be made to The Louisville Orchestra, The Broadway Series and the WHAS Crusade for Children. Betty will be truly missed but never forgotten.