Derig, Betty (B.) 1924-
DERIG, Betty (B.) 1924-
Born October 17, 1924, in Cambridge, ID; daughter of William M. (a farmer) and Hattie (a teacher and homemaker; maiden name, Lindgren) Carson; married Vincent Francis Derig (in business), September 12, 1948; children: Anna Derig Stark, Paul C., Vincent Francis, Jr. Ethnicity: "Anglo." Education: Attended Albertson College of Idaho; Washington State University, B.A.; University of Montana, M.A., 1955; further graduate study at Boise State University and Utah State University. Hobbies and other interests: Reading, hiking, photography, gardening.
Home—P.O. Box 184, Weiser, ID 83672.
Treasure Valley Community College, Ontario, OR, instructor in history, 1966-76; photographer, affiliated with Photo Researchers (stock photograph agency). Member of local Friends of the Library.
Garden Writers Association of America, Idaho State Historical Society (member of board of trustees, 1988-94), Pahove-Idaho Native Plant Society, Delta Kappa Gamma.
International fellowship, Delta Kappa Gamma; writer of the year award, Idaho Writers League, 1987.
(With Florence Sharp) The Idaho Rambler, Rambler Press (Weiser, ID), 1982.
Weiser, the Way It Was, Rambler Press (Weiser, ID), 1987.
Roadside History of Idaho, Mountain Press Publishing (Missoula, MT), 1996.
(With Margaret C. Fuller) Wild Berries of the West, Mountain Press Publishing (Missoula, MT), 2001.
Contributor of columns and articles to periodicals, including Idaho Yesterdays, Idaho Heritage, Incredible Idaho, and Northwest Travel.
WORK IN PROGRESS:
Researching and photographing "noxious weeds."
Betty Derig told CA: "I get very excited about colorful places and events, whether contemporary or historical, and I want to share the moment. So I am motivated to write. I have been particularly influenced, inspired, and encouraged by the late Bess Foster Smith, an Idaho writer and artist."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Mother Earth News, October, 2001, review of Wild Berries of the West, p. 16.
Wild West, August, 1997, review of Roadside History of Idaho, p. 93.