The Cobb County Republican Party is saddened to announce the passing of one of most dedicated and honored volunteers, Marian "Bette" Tempest, after her long battle with cancer.
Bette was a veteran of the United States Coast Guard and spent 15 years with the American Cancer Society in Miami, Florida before moving to Georgia where she finished her career at the Cobb County CDBG Program Office.
Bette earned her Bachelor of Science (BS) and Masters of Science (MS) from Barry University in Miami, FL.
After retirement, Bette spent most of her time helping Republicans get elected, serving in numerous officer roles in the Cobb County Republican Women's Club and as Office Manager for the Cobb County Republican Party.
Bette's numerous awards and recognitions are a testimony to her dedication and commitment and her passing will leave a tremendous hole in the hearts of all Cobb GOP members who knew her and worked with her.
"Bette's dedication to the party was unquestionable," said Jason Shepherd, Chairman of the Cobb County Republican Party. "She was always the first to volunteer and the first to lead. She was a large part of the success of our headquarters as well as a mentor and trusted advisor to all of us."
We also pay special recognition to former Cobb VC of Membership Debra Williams and current VC of Membership Pamela Alayon. With no family to help her, these two amazing women spent the time to be with Bette, take her to her appointments, and stayed long hours with her, especially Debra Williams who was with her at the end. Please keep these amazing women in your thoughts and prayers as well.