In Memoriam: Betty Mason Arthurs

Betty Mason Arthurs

I met Betty Arthurs around 1990 at the Tempe Christian Writers Club. A friendly extrovert, she encouraged the writers by pointing out the excellent passages in their writing and making helpful suggestions for improvements.

Another member of TCWC invited several members to form a smaller, more focused critique group. We called ourselves Tuesday’s Children, because we met every Tuesday morning–for almost thirty years.

In 2015 we started this blog, Doing Life Together. Betty was one of the founding members.

She was a registered nurse with a degree from Roberts Wesleyan College. She was forced to retire early because of rheumatoid arthritis, but that didn’t stop her from being a wonderful wife and devoted mother of two children. She wrote freelance articles and was working on a novel based loosely on her adventures in nursing school. She loved to laugh and pull practical jokes.

Betty passed away on January 22, 2022 after a long illness. Today her friends and family celebrated her life with a lunch at their church.

To continue remembering Betty, I’ve compiled some of her most popular posts on Doing Life Together:

About Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Andrea R Huelsenbeck is a wife, a mother of five and a former elementary general music teacher. A freelance writer in the 1990s, her nonfiction articles and book reviews appeared in Raising Arizona Kids, Christian Library Journal, and other publications. She is currently working on a young adult mystical fantasy novel and a mystery.
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7 Responses to In Memoriam: Betty Mason Arthurs

  1. John Arthurs says:

    Beautiful…thank you so much

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  2. I’m so sorry she is no longer with us. I read several of her most popular posts and wish I had known her.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Linda Carlblom says:

    Andrea, thank you for posting this beautiful memory of our Betty. She was the best of us and I can’t imagine our group without her. Her joy, her laughter, her encouragement, her prayers, and her love have made us all better than we ever could have been without her, both in our writing and in our lives. I’ll miss her so much.

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