Bernice 'Betti' Leona Alexander 1917 - 2012 Lawrence
Bernice “Betti” L. Alexander, 94, of Lawrence, Kansas passed away January 14th, 2012, at a Lawrence, Kansas nursing home.
Graveside Services will be 11:00 AM, Thursday, January 19th, 2012, at Leavenworth National Cemetery.
Visitation was from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Wednesday, January 18th, 2012, with the family present from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.
Betti was born March 5th, 1917 in Worcester, Mass, the daughter of Albert H. and Esther (Brackett) Ladue.
Betti graduated from high school and then attended one year of college.
Betti married Col. Leland “Alex” Guy Alexander in on July 28th, 1944 in Schenectady, New York. He preceded her in death on November 12th, 2005. She then married Joseph McLaughlin in Lawrence, Kansas; he preceded her in death in February of 2011.
Betti was a professional ballet dancer and instructor, and taught dance for many years, until she was married and then became a homemaker.
Betti was a volunteer with the American Red Cross, and gave of her time at the Army Community Service and Thrift Shop, along with 26 years of giving of her time at the Army Hospital.
She is survived by two daughters, Cherie Orth and her husband Jim of Council Grove, Kansas, and Diane Trueblood and her husband Ray of Parker, Colorado; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her sister Hazel Trainor.
Memorials in her name may be directed to donor’s choice.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Belden-Larkin Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Condolences may be sent or to share a memory go to www.beldenlarkin.com
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