Betty Beliveau, 80Betty Jean (Henry) Beliveau passed away peacefully at her home in Alexandria on November 26, 2011.
Betty Jean (Henry) Beliveau passed away peacefully at her home in Alexandria on November 26, 2011.
Betty was born February 2, 1931 in Ponsford to Roderick and Dorothy Henry. She was one of seven children and was preceded into death by her parents and her brother, Douglas Henry.
Betty was raised in Bemidji and graduated in 1949 from Bemidji High School. She received a degree from Northern Business College, also in Bemidji. After college, she was employed at the Northern Form Services. In 1951, Betty married her high school sweetheart, Elroy Beliveau, while he was serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After Elroy’s military service, they moved back to Bemidji, where they resided for several years before moving to Alexandria. Betty and Elroy raised their sons Robert, James and Richard in Alexandria.
Betty was employed for 20 years as the manager of Bethel Manor Apartments in Alexandria, where she enjoyed working closely with the elderly residents. She enjoyed gardening, raising vegetables, and raising flowers at their home in town, and at the Bethel Manor. Betty also enjoyed fishing, especially for walleyes and crappies. She and Elroy loved to travel, sightsee, and visit with friends and relatives.
Betty is survived by her husband, Elroy; sons, Robert (Sandy), James (Shirley), Richard; and grandchildren, Andrew, Brittany, Ashton and Alexis.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 30 at First Lutheran Church in Alexandria. Pallbearers were Roger and Julie Blank, Andrew Beliveau, Tony Rutten, Tom Carey and Don Carey. Burial was at Kinkead Cemetery in Alexandria.
Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.