“She was a true and loyal partner for 67 years of marriage,” said Jack Fassett ’48 about his late wife, Betty. “She was dedicated to taking care of others, including serving as an army nurse in World War II, which was the defining experience of her life. To provide her with income in her later years, while also making a gift to Rochester’s School of Nursing, I established a deferred payment charitable gift annuity. Starting when Betty turned 86, it provided her income for the rest of her life, and ultimately created an endowed scholarship to support students in the accelerated nursing program.
It was a good investment—the income offered some reassurance to Betty, and the fund has nearly tripled in the University’s endowment. Now the scholarship will live on in her name as a testament to her love of nursing and my love for her.”
—Jack Fassett ’48, WWII and Korean War veteran
Jack and his family commemorated Betty’s life at a special service at Arlington National Cemetery on June 18, 2014.
Photos: The couple’s 1947 wedding reception at the Psi Upsilon house on campus; Betty as Second Lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps (1943).