Thursday, April 18, 2013

Killeen Women of Distinction Spotlight - Betty Thrasher

Betty Thrasher
Betty Thrasher
Betty Thrasher was born in Waco and grew up in Rosebud, Texas. She graduated from Rosebud High School and went on to attend the University of Texas at Austin. She is married to her husband, Robert, and has two sons, two grandsons, and two great-grandsons.

Betty grew up in a working class family to which she credits her success. Betty began working with Dart Industry’s skin care and make up business for years before opening up her own store, The Rosebud in 1979. From the time she was young, Betty always knew that she was interested in fabric, quality and design which helped her run this successful woman’s boutique for over 30 years. The primary goal she had for her business was to offer personal service to each and every customer. Betty took pride in her boutique and news of its service and selection spread quickly. Women looked to Betty and her staff for advice and fashion guidance, so much so that she became the go to person for women who were visiting the White House. 

Along with her love of fashion, Betty has always had a great love for helping others, especially children. After her retirement, she combined these two loves by devoting her time and energy to organizing fashion shows for the benefit of area service groups and non profits. The success of The Rosebud gave her the opportunity to put on countless fashion shows on behalf of various organizations such as Contemporaries, Altrusa, Federation of Womens Clubs, Children’s Miracle Network and Hadassah just to name a few. Betty’s fashion shows were very successful and raised many thousands of dollars. On top of all of her fashion show efforts, she gave countless hours to the McLane Children’s Hospital and is a member of the Visionares for the Scott & White Healthcare Foundation. Betty loves to help others look good so that they can feel good.

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