Just yesterday I received word that that Bette was ill. See here for that post.
Sadly today the news was worse.
Below is the most recent message from Cynthia Kupper from GIG:
It is with great sadness that I inform you that Bette Hagman passed away quietly this afternoon at home. I took her nearly a hundred good wishes messages yesterday. She was pleased to get them and she and the caregiver were reading them before I left. They brought smiles and tears to her. They were exactly what she needed. Any messages that continue to come in will be given to her daughter.
Thank you all for your kindness and support for Bette. I know both she and her daughter appreciated it very much. Bette inspired and helped more people than she will ever know. We will miss her.
At this time, we do not have further information.
Cynthia Kupper, RD, CD
Gluten Intolerance Group of North America
31214 124th Avenue SE
Auburn, WA 98092-3667
Phone: 253-833-6655, Fax: 253-833-6675
If you have you have not yet had the chance to send along your thanks for her pioneering efforts in gluten free baking and living, I’m sure her family would be happy to receive them. You can send them to Cynthia and GIG at the above address for delivery.
All of my deepest sympathies go out to Bette’s family and friends.