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Betty Joyce Richardson Bauerle

Betty Joyce Richardson Bauerle
  • October 29, 1939 - November 10, 2017
  • Springfield, Louisiana

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“The beautiful legacy Betty leaves turns our tears of sorrow into smiles of joy. She will be missed. Isa. 33:24Tangie ”
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“May the God of all comfort strengthen the family during this time of deep sorrow. Those who pass on, God keeps in his memory because they are...Read More »
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“Cindy, I saw your mother's obituary so I had to tell you I'm sorry for your loss. A friendship between a mother and daughter is a gift from God....Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Karen, Berryhill Barrow - LA

“I am very sorry for your loss. May God give you the strength you need to get through this very difficult time (Phillipians 4:13) ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: CB

“I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. I worked as a teacher's aide with her in the special needs classroom. She was a very talented and sweet...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Debbie Singleton - Livingston, LA

“I'm so sorry for the lost of such a wonderful person. Ms. Betty was our softball coach and my best friend growing up mother. I'm so grateful I got to...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: simone guidry - belle chasse, LA

“So many wonderful memories of our sister trips. Love and prayers for the family. ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Gail Phillips - Pitkin, LA

“She was a dear neighbor to us for years. Loved spending time with the Bauerle's. Offering our condolences to the family and keeping you in our...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“Betty was a dear friend for so many years, so many memories! Heaven has gained a beautiful angel! I will miss her more than I can ever say! ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Jean Guidry - Baton Rouge, LA

“I am so sorry for your loss. I pray for God's comforting grace for all the family.Larry and Robbin Richardson Easley. (daughter of Ed Richardson...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Robbin Richardson Easley - LA

“To the Family, I am sorry for your loss. May your hearts find comfort in fond memories and God's beautiful promises for the future. JOHN 6:40 ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Char - TX

“Miss Betty was my mother-in-law a long time ago. I was very sad that divorce from her son also meant losing her and my sister-in-laws as family. She...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Donna Dirksen - Gilbert, AZ

“What a beautiful picture of Betty, so like her. I have fond memories of a friendship for many years. Betty was jovial, talented and a joy to be with...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Nelda Harper - Albany, LA

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Betty Joyce Richardson Bauerle, 78 years old of Springfield, Louisiana, passed away on Friday, November 10, 2017, under the care of Louisiana Hospice. She was born on Sunday, October 29, 1939 in Springfield, Louisiana where she grew up picking strawberries on her family's small farm.

Betty was married for sixty years to the love of her life, Edward Bauerle. She graduated valedictorian of her 1957 high school class and was voted most popular and most likely to succeed. She would continue to be popular among her family and friends throughout her life. She succeeded in life, living it to the fullest. She had various jobs while raising her children. Her last job was as a teachers' aide for the Livingston Parish School System, where she worked with special needs classes for ten years.

She had many talents. She could play the guitar, sew, crochet, and knit. She also enjoyed gardening and was a talented artist. She played the piano for her church, Blood River Church of God, throughout her life and painted a large mural of mountains and a river that hangs behind the church baptistery. In her early years, she coached a baseball team and was involved in a garden group, church group, pokeno group and an art group. She loved to travel with her husband, having tea with her four sisters, Irene Kennedy, Ophelia Fray, Bea Simon, and Lorraine Lard, and spending time with her family and friends, especially her best friend of forty years, Jean Guidry. She was a bright light in this world and will be greatly missed.

Betty is survived by her son, Ronnie and his wife, Dee Bauerle; daughter, Cindy and her husband, Andy Bucher; daughter, Joanie and her husband, Bill Brock; Seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, four sisters, and her brother, Doug Richardson.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of sixty years, Edward Hewitt Bauerle, Jr.; and by her parents, Melvin and Mary Bazile Richardson.

Pallbearers will be Ryan Bauerle, Austin Bucher, Ethan Brock, Nolan Brock, Shane Germany, and Sayge Johnson.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, 100 W. Magnolia St., Ponchatoula, Louisiana 70454, on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 11:00 am. Visitation will begin at 9:00 am and continue until the service time of 11:00 am.

Interment will follow in Carter Cemetery, Springfield, Louisiana.

Donations may be made to the Blood River Church - Building Fund, 23595 Blood River Road, Springfield, Louisiana 70462, in memory of Betty R. Bauerle.

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