Born in 1946, Betty was the daughter of the late James and Nellie Marino Basta.
Betty graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1964 and Empire Beauty School in 1968. She worked for Laneco Food Markets for multiple years as a cashier trainer before her disability. She was an avid NY Yankees and Notre Dame University fan.
Surviving are her son, Robert, his wife, Michele, and her grandsons, Dylan and Nicholas, all of Bethlehem, as well as her estranged husband, Dale, with whom she remained close.
Services will be held privately at the family's request.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorials in her name to the MS Society of Allentown or the St Jude Children's Hospital.