Betty van Borkum was born in 1925 and married Harlan Mathias in 1945 as WW2
closed. In order to accomplish this it was necessary for Betty to travel from her home town of Beatrice, Nebraska in Gage County
to Salt Lake City, Utah. Married in a Mormon ceremony although neither of them were Mormon they both lived in Kearnes, Utah until Harlan was reassigned overseas. Betty was pregnant with her first of five
children and returned to Beatrice to wait for him.
Betty Mathias died in 1997