In Appreciation: Betty Carney Taussig
Naval Institute Commodore Betty Taussig died in Annapolis on 27 April 2015 at age 94. She was a talented artist and gardener, and a passionate advocate of military survivors. She was the widow of Captain Joseph K. Taussig Jr., USN (Ret.), who lost a leg as a result of injuries received during the attack on the USS Nevada (BB-36) at Pearl Harbor. Their son, Joseph K. Taussig III of Erlenbach, Switzerland, is also a Naval Institute Commodore.
Betty Taussig was a third-generation Navy junior. And talk about strong Naval Institute connections—at the same time her father, Admiral Robert B. Carney, was serving as Chief of Naval Operations in the mid-1950s with corollary duty as president of the Naval Institute, her husband was serving as the Institute’s chief executive with the title of secretary-treasurer. In 2005, the executive suite at Beach Hall was dedicated in honor of Captain Taussig.
We will remember her as a lovely and charming lady with a lilting voice and a signature salutation that works perfectly here: Aloha, Betty.