Betsy Knapp Finley

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Betsy Knapp
Betsy Knapp

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Betsy Knapp

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Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing In: Tucson, AZ USA
Spouse/Partner: Dan Finley
Occupation: Retired from Recreation Secretary for the Town of Addison, TX
Children and Grandchildren: Bill - 1974 - living in Allan, TX, senior software engineer for Ratheon, married to Jennifer, one son, More…Harrison.
Ben - 1976 - married to Stephanie, living in New Mexico, works at Harley dealership.
Aaron - 1981 - married to Elizabeth, living in San Antonio, TX - three sons.. Hunter, Jackson and Judge. Manager of CVS store
Colin - 1984 - Civil Engineer working in the Phoenix area. Designs airports around the country.
Military Service: Air Force  
School Story:

It took Mr. McConnell, Mr. Hudson and then poor Mr. McConnell AGAIN to teach me how to drive. They must have done a great job because I've never even been pulled over. :-)

If you are no longer in Tucson, how often do you get back here?

Right after high school, I joined the Air Force. I was stationed in Biloxi, MS in the Social Actions/Human Relations Office. We dealt with the drug problems and social interaction problems that were present when the airmen came back from Vietnam.

After the service, I became a veterinarian technician. I did that for many years and my specialty was animal nutrition and care and nutrition of exotics.

I was a server for many, many years and ran a 24 hour diner for 3 years in Yuma.

After that, I worked as the tot, and youth coordinator for the City of Yuma. My favorite job there was being the coordinator for the special population programs, instructing mentally and physically challenged adults. During that time I was also a "sidekick" on three radio stations in Yuma. I loved every second of it.. even if I didn't get paid. :-)

I write a lot of poetry and am passionate of course about animals. I like anything that walks or crawls and have had almost everything imaginable.

I moved to Dallas in 2000 and worked at Petco as the small animal specialist. I also worked for the Town of Addison in Addison, TX. In 2003, I became the Recreation Secretary for the Town of Addison. I retired after 15 years and we moved to the eastside of Tucson.

Anything else you want to tell us or maybe what would we be surprised to know about you?

I was Mother of the Year in Yuma in 1989.

Biggest thing you would do differently if you went back to your time at SHS?

I wouldn't be so shy that I couldn't talk to any guys at all. I would have had fun in high school. I finally talked to my first guy when I was in the service.

When was the last time you belly laughed?

When my mom was alive, we’d laugh till we couldn’t stand it anymore over something. Then we couldn’t remember what we were laughing at and we started laughing again. 😀

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Knapp was my maiden name. Any of your (or your husband’s family from NY?

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I hope you have a fantastic birthday, Carol. You’ve done so much for so many people. ????

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I wish I could be at the 45th with everyone, but I'll still be in the hospital recovering from surgery I'm having on September 28th. If anyone has an Ipad there, maybe we could Skype. :-)

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Dan when we were at the Georgia aquarium.
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School days, school days!!
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Dear old golden rule days.
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Reading and writing and 'rithmatic, taught to the tune of the hickory stick.
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Me and Dan in San Antonio visiting the grandkids.
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Selfie. It took about 100 tries to get it this good.
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Dan when we were at the Georgia aquarium.