Anna E. "Betty" Sener, a retired laboratory technician and homemaker, died of complications from cancer treatment Thursday at Plaza Regency Comprehensive Care Center in Las Vegas. The former Northwood resident was 86.
Anna Elizabeth Dietz was born in Baltimore and raised on West Cold Spring Lane and in Pimlico. She was a 1940 Forest Park High School graduate.
She joined the Coast Guard during World War II and was stationed in New Orleans as a yeoman second class. Family members said she recalled positioning model ships on a large map of the Gulf of Mexico. She remained proud of her military service and was a member the Womens Veterans of Nevada and the Nevada Gems No. 146 of the Waves National.
She filed records at the Social Security Administration on Pratt Street in the 1950s.
In 1960, she moved to Northwood and lived for many years on Stonewood Road.
After raising a family, she worked at Maryland Casualty Co. on West 40th Street. Later, she was a desk clerk at the Baltimore Statler Hilton Hotel on Fayette Street.
During the early 1970s, Mrs. Sener underwent radical radiation treatment for cervical cancer at Maryland General Hospital. She was a cancer survivor for more than 38 years.
Before she retired in 1982, she was a Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene lab technician. She moved to Las Vegas about 25 years ago.
Mrs. Sener enjoyed reading and solving crossword puzzles.
She donated her body to science. No funeral is planned.
Survivors include three sons, Robert Sener of Bainbridge Island, Wash., and Frank Sener Jr. and Joseph Sener, both of Las Vegas; a daughter, Joyce Green of Oakland in Western Maryland; two brothers, Penrose Dietz of Old Town, Fla., and Douglas Dietz of Seaford, Del.; three grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Her marriage to Frank Sener ended in divorce.