Betty Ferguson Oliver, 79, of North Little Rock, died April 9.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a twin brother, a sister, and a brother.
She is survived by her husband of almost 53 years, Robert (Bob) Oliver.
Having served for more than 57 years, she was the longest tenured employee in the entire University of Arkansas system. She served as staff chair for the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension’s Pulaski County program from 1969-2001, and in 2004 was inducted into the Arkansas Agriculture Hall Of Fame.
A longtime member of Little Rock's First Baptist Church, she sang in the choir and served as a group leader in her Bible study class.
After her twin's death, she and her husband established a Robert and Betty Oliver Twins' Scholarship at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia where she served on the Board of Trustees.
She is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University and received a master's degree from the University of Arkansas.
In the fall of 2015, she was the honoree at Stepping Up for Ouachita, an annual event which has raised more than $350,000 in scholarships for women since its inception. Assisting young people in obtaining education has been of paramount importance for her. She was honored to help young people reach their goals, especially through a faithbased college education.
A celebration of her life was held April 12 at Little Rock's First Baptist Church. A graveside service followed at Bluffton Cemetery in Bluffton.