Betty Jane Bivins Chase, a retired Baltimore public schools personnel worker, died of respiratory failure April 16 at the Levindale Geriatric Rehabilitation Center. The
Born Betty Jane Bivins in Baltimore, she was the daughter of James and Margaret Thomas Bivins. Raised in Lothian in Anne Arundel County, she was a 1956 graduate of Wiley H. Bates High School in
She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in science education from
While a Morgan student, she met her future husband, Ralph V. Chase Sr., a Baltimore Recreation and Parks Department employee who managed the old
Mrs. Chase was a medical social worker at the old Baltimore City Hospitals, now
She was a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and a past president of the Trekkers, a travel group. She also belonged to the Roadrunners Travel Club and the Red Hatters.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the New All Saints Roman Catholic Church, 4408 Liberty Heights Ave., where she was a member.
Survivors include a son, Ralph V. Chase Jr. of Randallstown; two daughters, Stephanie Chase Melette of Baltimore and Andrea Chase Darby of St. Louis; two brothers, Leonard E. Bivins of Lanham and Robert P. Bivins of Lothian; a sister, Dr. Margaret Bivins Brown of Lochearn; a stepdaughter, Judy C. Henson of