Betty Lu Weinsheim Frost departed this life on December 14, 2022, from her home at Good Samaritan Loveland Village in Loveland, CO.
Betty was born on Christmas Day, 1925, in Lewellen, NE, the first child of Edmund Julius Weinsheim and Amanda Wilhelmina (Kaschke) Weinsheim. Her father was a veteran of the First World War, where he fought for the US Army in France. Betty had polio at the age of 6. As a result, she often walked with a limp. She spent her childhood riding horseback, reading, helping with household chores, and studying. A strong student, Betty attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. There she earned a Master of Science degree in cell biology. At a mixer at the University, she met her future husband Harold Bonnell Frost, and they married in December 1946. Following graduation in 1948, they moved to Cambridge, MA, for him to pursue graduate studies at MIT.
Betty and Bonnell raised four children, moving the family from Cambridge to Metuchen, NJ, and then to Millington, NJ. For many years, Betty was involved in the Choir and Altar Guild of All Saints Episcopal Church in Millington.
After Betty and Bonnell moved their family to Wyomissing, PA, Betty became active in St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Sinking Spring, PA. At that time in her life, she also put her graduate education to use working as a laboratory technician for Dr. Peter Pugliese in Bernville, PA.
In 1980, Betty and Bonnell moved to Longmont, CO, near Boulder, CO. For a number of years, Betty worked with her good friend Doris Schneider, who ran a jeweler’s store in Boulder. Betty earned her gemologist’s certification and was an expert bead and pearl stringer. In Longmont, Betty and Bonnell were founding members of St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church.
IN 2007, Betty and Bonnell moved again, this time to Good Samaritan Loveland Village in Loveland, CO. Betty became involved with the Altar Guild at All Saints Episcopal Church in Loveland. She also enjoyed amateur theater, book clubs and volunteer work at Good Sam.
Betty was a kind and caring person who loved animals of all kinds and was especially devoted to her cats. She enjoyed singing, sewing, knitting and reading and was a dedicated exerciser and Master Gardener. Her family appreciated her unique sense of humor.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings, Donald Weinsheim and Peggy Rohlfing, as well as her husband. She is survived by her children, Teresa Graedon (Joe), James Frost (Carol Pratt), Andrea Frost (Steve Shrum) and Karro Frost (Jack Cadwell). Other survivors include grandchildren David Graedon (Amy Barefoot), Alena Graedon (Ben Nugent), Dana Frost (Tanvir Anjum), Amanda Cadwell-Frost (Nils Johnson), Atticus Frost and Michael Frost and her great-grandson Simon Graedon. Donations in memoriam may be made to the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, CO, [https://www.wildanimalsanctuary.org ] or to your local animal shelter.
Services will take place on March 18th at 10am at St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church in Boulder. Reception to follow.