Bohnet, Bette

Bette was escorted by husband Donald.  Bette is the dependable one, always available to do whatever is asked of her.  She is the first to volunteer for the Womens Tournament and is the first on the scene and the last to leave for every squad, every day, every weekend.  Bette started bowling in the mid 50s in Wichita, Kandas and has been a sanctioned bowler for 42 years.  Born in Gates, Tennessee and married for 49 years, Bette is a warm caring person who is dedicated to the bowlers of Oklahoma City and to the Association.  The person who nominated her states Bette is a hard worker and is always there when help is needed, has an unselfish attitude because she put others first.  Bette has been a Director on the Oklahoma City Womens Bowling Association for over 10 years and before that was President of the Yukon WBA for 8 years.  While living in Yukon she was involved in the "Holding Hands" program in the Yukon School system.  Bettes resume includes Head Score Keeper for 9 different PBA Tournaments and has been a teller 4 times at the WIBC National Tournament.  Bette has represented the bowlers of Oklahoma City and Yukon at 26 National Tournaments and Conventions starting with the 1970 Tournament held in Tulsa and received her 25 year plaque at the 2005 Tournament also held in Tulsa.  She also has been an WIBC delegate 10 times.  Bette is also an accomplished bowler with stats to bear it out.  She has a high game of 268, a high series of 692, a ninth place finish at Nationals in Team Event, and a first place in singles in OKC Womens Tournament.  Do you remember where you were on April 19, 1995. when the Murrah Building in OKC was bombed?  Bette was in Tucson, Arizona bowling in the WIBC National Tournament.  She remembers fondly everyone was so nice to the OKC Delegates..  And all the bowlers kept coming up to them and giving them money to bring back home for the victims of the bombing.  Bette has worked in a Bowling Center, has been a League Secretary or Officer of many leagues.  A member of the National 600 Club and just plain enjoys bowling and bowlers.  It is with great pride that the OKC Bowling Council inducts Bette Bohnert into its Hall of Fame in the Service Category.