Elizabeth ‘Betsy’ McMynn Greene

Elizabeth ‘Betsy’ McMynn Greene, 68, of Madison, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018.

She is survived by her husband, Ross E. Swaney, daughter, Margaret, and son, Eric, all of Madison; mother, Claire Phillips Greene of Milwaukee; sister, Ann (Robert Tate) of Philadelphia; and brother, Howard, of Los Angeles. She is also survived by many cousins and other relatives. She was predeceased by her father, H. Copeland “Cope” Greene.

Betsy grew up in Genesee Depot and Oconomowoc Lake. She graduated from the University Lake School, Hartland, as valedictorian of her class, and Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass., as a Phi Beta Kappa.

After working in Boston for two years, she moved to Madison to achieve her master’s degree in botany at the University of Wisconsin. When administrator of the Chemical Engineering Department at UW, she met her husband. They were married in 1987. After her second baby, she chose motherhood and volunteerism in community activities and at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, especially the Bell Choir.

Before her death, she received excellent, loving care from her family, the Carbone Cancer Center, and Agrace Hospice in Madison. Date of memorial service to be determined.