Bette Harse

26 September, 192329 December, 2020

Bette Alyce Duncan Harse passed away on December 29, 2020. Bette was born in Hastings, Nebraska to Don and Alice Duncan on September 26, 1923. There she met her husband, William Harse, and were married on June 16, 1946. They were together for 72 years and lived life to the fullest until his death in February 2019. Together they started a family and lived in Alaska, Ohio, and California before settling in Texas. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Fort Worth, Texas since 1963. Bette loved activity and dance and taught exercise classes starting in the mid-1970s for more than 40 years. Her family remembers Bette for her sparkling personality that matched her sense of style. Bette was always styled for any occasion. Her smile and laugh would fill up the room as much as her jewelry would. She cherished time spent with her husband, children and grandchildren, and had a fond love for her pets. She had many poodles for over 50 years then several cats. She is survived by her four children, Gary, Jay, Jim, and Judy; eleven grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.


  • Graveside Service

    Friday, 15 January , 2021


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Judy Harse

15 January 2021

Mom, yours was a different funeral, but you always did things differently! The Covid also made sure of that. All Jay's kids were present for you as well as your nephew Don to represent your brother's family. And, all of us other children and ALL of your other grandchildren , Rosemary too, were present to see you off, on a Zoom call.. thank you Lindsay and Shelley for arranging! You'd of liked that, as you embraced new technology! I will forever miss your voice and laughter. I love you dearly. Your daughter, Always, Judy

Glenna Lasater

10 January 2021

I loved Betty & her exercise class. She was a very special friend & person. I have just had knee surgery so will not be able to come to graveside services..She was a very kind -sweet person. I never heard her say an unkind word. I know her sweet spirit is already in heaven with Bill & her poodles.

Love and Blessings, Glenna Lasater