Remembering Julie Abdo

We are very saddened to announce the passing of Julie Abdo, mother of our board member Libby Abdo, and a dedicated supporter of the BTS. Her love of Betsy-Tacy was surely influenced by her late father, Ken Berg, long-time editor of the Mankato Free Press and author of a children’s biography of Maud Hart Lovelace. Julie was responsible for bringing Maud’s THE TREES KNEEL AT CHRISTMAS, with its sensitive depiction of an immigrant family, back into print, and she donated time, energy and considerable funds to the organization over many years. Her family is continuing that tradition by requesting that contributions in Julie’s memory be made to the BTS. Our deepest condolences go to Julie’s husband Jay, her children and grandchildren, and to the many others whose lives she touched.

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