After graduation from EHS, I attended Business College and married Alvin Kabetzke in January 1961. We moved to Fort Sill where he was stationed in the Army. We had two daughters, Debra and Candi, moved to California in 1963, and divorced in 1966. I was married and widowed twice before meeting Patrick Cashin in 1992. We were married in 1998 and live in Redondo Beach, California. We have three grandchildren, Talia (20, Devin (20), and Christine (7). I also have two step daughters, one step son and one step granddaughter. Our granddaughter Talia has lived with us for the last 8 years and expects to move into her own apartment this September.
Throughout high school, I worked for Liberty Federal Savings and The Record Shop. After moving to California, I worked for General Telephone (now Verizon) as a repair operator. After a couple of years, I joined my Dad’s plumbing company as their bookkeeper and office manager until 1977 when I decided to go back to school to become a Certified Public Accountant.
Although I was unable to complete my education, I have worked for two CPA firms and have been employed by Sanders Kalvin McMillan Carter, LLP for the last 26 years. I started with SKMC as a bookkeeper/accountant and later took on the additional responsibility of office manager.
I have been a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica for over 25 years and have served as a Deacon, Elder and Trustee. Pat and I have been active in the Mariners Club there (a married couples group) and have served on its board in various positions including that of “Skipper.”
We are very active in Rotary International. We have traveled to India to participate in Rotary’s fight to end polio and immunize all children. We work with the local Rotarians to provide orthopedic corrective surgery for polio victims, to provide water wells, books and computers for poor rural schools, and numerous other projects. Nothing has thrilled me more than when I got to spend time with the children undergoing surgery. Pat has also traveled to Bangladesh, Kashmir, San Salvador, Mexico, Japan and the Philippines as a representative of Rotary for a multitude of projects.
I look forward to meeting all of you again at our 50th Class Reunion. Can you believe it? I can’t possibly be that old!
Betty Deel Cashin