By Beth Urech
For the Optic
Grace Betty Detterick sits tall in a high-backed chair in her Dalbey Drive home, smiling, poised, gracious. The daughter of a Methodist minister who was himself the son and grandson of Methodist ministers, Grace Betty was born in Rochester, N.Y.
In kindergarten, she remembers, “I drew a beautiful horse. But my teacher said, ‘What a pretty rabbit!’ She should have asked me what I’d painted.”
So much for a career as an artist.