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  • Memorial for Bettie Lerdall

    Jun 6, 2020, 1:30 PM US/Eastern

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Andie Tucker

Bettie Lerdall

July 21, 1923 - January 14, 2020

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Bettie Lerdall. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. Thank you for contributing.

OBITUARY
Bettie Pruden Lerdall, 96, passed away peacefully in the care of Hospice of the Valley (AZ) on January 14, 2020. She was born on July 21, 1923 and raised in Alameda, CA. On her 20th birthday, she enlisted in the Marines and became a platoon sergeant and drill instructor at Camp Lejeune, NC. Known as “Prudie” in the Corps, Bettie loved being a Marine and service to her country was extremely important to her. She remained active with...  see more
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  • Andie Tucker
    Blake Lerdall put together a wonderful slideshow with pictures of Bettie that opened and closed our service yesterday.

    You can view the whole slideshow here: https://youtu.be/6oHd4ybDXmI
    15:04
  • Andie Tucker
    Thank you to all those that joined us yesterday for our online memorial service!

    For those that missed the event or would like to watch it again, here is a link to the recording of the service: https://youtu.be/W-d4KNWtjl0
    49:00
  • Cindy Lenart
    i first met Bettie is BSF and was honored to know her for many years. I have memories of going to see a March madness game with her, of getting See’s candy from her at Christmas time, of hearing harrowing stories from their days in Cairo, of her love...  more
  • Kristina Lucas
    P.S. Loved seeing all your faces today ~ my afternoon is awash in memory. I especially liked the note someone wrote about seeing a dove during a song today. We are so lucky to have shared in honoring Bettie, I am grateful to those of you who show up...  more
  • Greg Lerdall
    I spent Christmas 1987 with the Lerdall family in Mesa. Mark was living with Bill & Bettie. The rest of the family lived in the area. I remember delivering the Secret Santa cookies with Bettie & Lori on the golf cart in the evening. That was...  more
  • Cindy Andersen
    I remember my Aunt Bettie as having a “can do, will do, must do” attitude. She was always busy and was one of the most generous people I have ever met. She seemed to give so much of herself when you engaged in a conversation, in that she made you...  more
  • Kristina Lucas
    Bettie Lerdall

    My earliest memories of Aunt Bettie are of her stern demeanor and high expectations. I bet I wasn’t the first child to be afraid of her. I was blessed to get to know her better the year Uncle Bill persuaded my parents to let me stay...  more
  • Ralyne Kampfer
    Bettie was my first Bible Study Fellowship group leader! Years later, I attended her last BSF group! My first encounter with her did not go well, when she stated she was a Marine, I made the mistake of using a term my husband used regarding women...  more
  • Mary Liepold
    I met Bettie at the Cumberland Golf Course. She generously gave me lessons - not just for golf, but for life. We became very good friends and I enjoyed many many wonderful times with my dear friend - who I always called “Bettie Dear.” And dear she...  more
  • Andie Tucker
    Andie Tucker added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Bettie Lerdall:
  • Carrie Tucker
    That interview is no lie-- you can take the woman out of the Marines, but you can't take the Marines out of the woman. When I was little, I was certain she was the only grandmother who ever believed in rules: beds were to be made, doors were to be shut,...  more
  • John Chiodo
    Our first summer living in Cumberland, Wisconsin was improved greatly with the arrival of Bill, Bettie, Lori and Mark who showed up 3 doors down from my parent's home. Mike and Marianne and of course Larron would come at some point in the summer. Thus...  more
  • Andie Tucker
    I love this interview with Bettie from 2016 about her Marine days.
  • Andie Tucker
    Andie Tucker added 3 photo(s) to the memorial Bettie Lerdall: