Betty Kralick worked as a dietician with Niagara University for several years and in 1984, she and her husband Louis retired to Florida. Betty was a loving and giving person who was devoted to her family and friends. She was an avid gardener and grew several varieties of orchids. Betty was active in her community and served as a member of the Red Hat Society and the Shepard Center at Trinity United Methodist Church. At the age of 83, she lost her life to pancreatic cancer. This fund was established by Debra Herman in loving memory of her mother, Betty Kralick, to support basic and translational research for pancreatic cancer.