Bettie Ann Spector, 86, died Monday, Jan. 25, 2016.

Born in Denver, CO, Bettie got her bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver, her master’s degree from The University of Maryland and her family therapy degree from Seton Hall University. She had many successful careers throughout her life but her true passion was teaching. She taught psychology at Livingston High School in NJ. She later became a Vanderbilt Medical School faculty member teaching medical residents family therapy.

Bettie was preceded in death by her husband of over 64 years, Dr. Sydney Spector. She is survived by her children, Dr. Faye Spector Maloney (Brian) of Marietta, GA., and Dr. Neil Spector (Denise) of Chapel Hill, NC; and four grandchildren: Jennifer, Michelle, Kevin and Celeste. Sign online guestbook at www.edressler.com. Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 at GA National Cemetery in Canton, GA, with Rabbi David Spinrad officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.