Born in Shrewsbury, MA on September 24, 1920, to Irene Hayden and Arthur Janson. Predeceased by her husband Ernest Hooks and son David Hooks. Survived by her daughter Martha Oleson (John), son Brent (Brenda), five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Betty graduated from Salter’s Secretarial School in Worcester, MA and worked until she married. Besides being a wonderful wife and mother, Betty was a multi-talented woman who painted, played the piano, and wrote poetry. Always the athlete, she played golf, tennis and swam regularly.
When the family moved to Ft. Lauderdale in 1965, she obtained her real estate license and worked for General Builders. Betty had a passion for volunteer work and helping others. A member of the First Presbyterian Church on Las Olas, Betty was very involved in their Pink House, an elegant thrift shop that helped the needy. As an avid duplicate bridge player and resident poet of the Ft. Lauderdale Bridge Club, Betty wrote poems for special occasions and was involved in their efforts to help migrant children.
Close to her heart, Betty was an active and proud member of the Mayflower Society. Betty also had a deep love for animals, and always owned a beloved dog or cat. She had a feisty, fun loving and caring personality and her enthusiasm was contagious.
Betty will be deeply missed by her family. We love you, Mom/Grandma and you are forever in our hearts.
Donations may be sent to Hospice.