BETNEY, Marguerite Beatrice

1924 - 2015

As Marguerite Beatrice Versey, she was born at Lowestoft, Suffolk in 1924, youngest of the three children of Henry Beavis Versey (1883-1968), a salesman, and his wife Beatrice Eliza née Harper (1888-1966), who married at Lowestoft in 1907. In 1911, Henry and Beatrice were living at Holloway House, Shakespeare Avenue, Milford Haven with their newly born daughter Barbara Josephine. Marguerite married at Lowestoft in 1948, William Ernest Betney (1924-9 December 1997) and painted under the name of M. Betney. A member and exhibitor at the Beccles Society of Artists when living at Ashcroft, Mill Common, Halesworth, Suffolk and was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Artists. She died on 3 May 2015, she had two children, Rachel and William.