Elizabeth “Betsy” Dunnington Ware Simpson, 73, who lived in Buffalo from 1966 to 1986 while her husband, Robert B. Simpson was a professor and dean at Buffalo State College, died June 6, 1996, at her home in Olympia, Wash. Born in Brookline, Mass., she grew up in Baltimore and attended the University of California at Berkeley and California State University at San Francisco. Her first husband, Lt. Richard B. Ware, was killed in the Battle of Okinawa during World War II. She married Simpson Aug. 31, 1946, in the Stanford University Chapel. While in Buffalo, she was active in the Buffalo Alumni Chapter of Gamma Phi Beta and was a member of the local chapters of the American Rose Society and the American Iris Society. She was a breeder of Lhasa apso dogs and also funded a nursing aide program in an Afghanistan hospital. Survivors include her husband and three daughters, Elizabeth Ann Ware of Washington, D.C., and Jean K. Simpson and Susannah W. Simpson, both of Albuquerque, N.M.
Source: Buffalo News, The (NY) – Thursday, June 20, 1996