Betty G. Tolbert
Nov. 23, 1936 — Oct. 25, 2017
Betty G. (Doherty) Tolbert of Waukesha passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, at Angels Grace Hospice at the age of 80 following a brief illness. She was born in Milwaukee on November 23, 1936 the only child of Erling and Elizabeth Frostad. She was a graduate of Washington High School and earned her bachelor’s degree from UW-Milwaukee. Betty was a beloved kindergarten teacher for the New Berlin School District for 38 years, teaching at Elmwood and Glen Park Elementary Schools. She deeply loved and was committed to her students and profoundly influenced them. Betty had many passions besides her classes.
She enjoyed her many friends, loved traveling, shopping, watching Packers games, tennis, and many other sports. Her Thursday hair and nail appointments were very important to her as well as the friends made within the walls of the salon.
She was preceded in death by her two cherished sons, James “Jimmy” Tolbert IV in 1989 and Scott Tolbert in 2015, along with her parents. She is survived and will be remembered by many dear friends, past co-workers, teachers and her numerous former students.
A special thank-you is extended to all who cared for and helped Betty especially the nurses and staff of Waukesha Memorial and AngelsGrace Hospice for their comfort and care provided to Betty.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the 12:00 noon funeral service at the Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186. Burial will follow at Prairie Home Cemetery. Memorials in Betty’s name are appreciated to AngelsGrace Hospice, N74-W35908 Servants’ Way, Oconomowoc, WI 53066.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Service is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-547-4035 or visit us online at www.randledable.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.