Lorraine Coleman was born on August 8, 1918, in Chatham,
Ontario, Canada. She was the second oldest of three
children born to Margaret Paterson and Arthur Roy Coleman.
Her paternal grandparents were Calvert Coleman and Sarah
Westfall. Her maternal grandparents were John Paterson
and Fanny Hope.
Betty married Casper Basler and
they had four children: Charles, John, Roger, and Connie.
Casper died on June 25, 1991. Roger died on March 8,
Betty was interviewed on April 16,
2011. Below is a link to photos taken before and after
the interview, as well as a link to the audio file of the