Soldotna resident Beatrice "Bebe" Christine Fletcher died Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. She was 66.
A memorial potluck will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, at the Eagles Lodge in Kenai.
Mrs. Fletcher was born on April 6, 1937, in Sheridan, Wyo., to Gottlieb and Virginia Mueller. She graduated from Sheridan High School in 1955. She married Harold "Ike" Fletcher on June 29, 1957, in Sheridan. She came to Alaska in June 1962 with three small children and they made their home in Anchorage. In 1966, the family moved to Soldotna, where they have resided ever since.
Mrs. Fletcher was an avid bowler for years and also was a member of the Eagles. Her love of gardening knew no bounds, and her yard was well-known for its flowers.
"Bebe was a compassionate, gentle person who loved her family, her friends and her flowers. Throughout her life, she touched many lives by her willingness to lend a shoulder or an ear. Her love of her family created years of wonderful holidays, countless traditions and memories we will never forget," her family said.
"Her constant encouragement of her family enabled our successes, which we were able to recognize for ourselves by her pride. Her children could not have had a more wonderful mother, and there have never been grandchildren more spoiled then hers. While everyone she has touched will miss her deeply, we are all better people due to the inspiration and love she brought to our lives."
Mrs. Fletcher was preceded in death by her brother, Dean Mueller.
She is survived by her husband, Ike Fletcher of Soldotna; daughter and son-in-law, Danette and Mike Kebschull of Soldotna; son and daughter-in-law, Mick and Carol Fletcher of Bellingham, Wash.; daughter, Lisa Fletcher of Soldotna; brother, David Mueller of Phoenix; brother, Bobby Mueller of Salt Lake City; grandchildren, Michael Kebschull and Karli Kay of Soldotna, Lacye Kebschull of Portland, Ore., and Brandon McElrea, Jennifer Fletcher, Christie Fletcher and Jake Fletcher of Bellingham; and three great-grandchildren.
The family is creating a memorial garden and donations of perennial plants are welcome. Friends are invited to plant flowers in her memory.
Arrangements were made by Witzleben Family Funeral Home in Anchorage.
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