Growing up in Arizona, Bette Doxey always had a love of children and a desire to be a mother. Her parents, Robert and Lora Magnusson, instilled this love of children in her at an early age. “My mom loved having children and she taught me how fun children are,” she said.
She attended Brigham Young University where she pursued a degree in early childhood and family relationships, also taking classes in special education. This is where she met Ronald Doxey. “My husband loves kids, that was one of the main reasons I married him,” she said.
After marrying, they moved to Nebraska where he attended dental school. There Sister Doxey taught first grade at a Catholic school.