The Women’s Forum has lost a great friend, and Wake County and North Carolina have lost an inspirational citizen.
Betty Ann Knudsen died on Friday, July 27. She was a charter member and former president of the Forum, joining in January of 1976. She leaves behind many who were touched by her friendship, her passion for public service, and her creative ways to encourage and lead others, especially women
A memorial service was held at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1725 North New Hope Road, Raleigh, NC 27604 at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 4, 2012. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The League of Women Voters of Wake County, Lillian’s List of NC, the St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Memorial Fund.
More about Betty Ann:
- News & Observer news story (7/27/12)
- Obituary (7/28/12)
- News & Observer editorial (7/31/12)
- Documentary film on her life as an activist, feminist, and public official. Produced in 2009
- There is a collection of her papers in the State Archives of North Carolina (finding aid)