Last updated 3/12/2020 at 11:21am
Betty Denton, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, died Sunday, March 8, 2020, after 88 years of a life spent caring for others, her husband, children, and grandchildren and, as a nurse, her patients.
A child of Appalachia, she grew up in Spruce Pine and graduated from the Crossnore School. She fondly recalled her school days there and the teachings of a mentor, the school’s founder, Dr. Mary Martin Sloop. Her experiences there shaped her life and influenced her decision to become a nurse.
Her nursing career began with training at Grace Hospital School of Nursing in Morganton, where s...