Betty "Lou" Schwartzwald

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2000

Longtime resident Betty "Lou" Schwartzwald died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000, at the South Peninsula General Hospital in Long Term Care in Homer. She was 74.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Homer. Bishop Garth Bradshaw will officiate. Burial will follow services at the Anchor Point Cemetery.

Betty Louise Axtell was born on Feb. 19, 1926, in Los Angeles, Calif., to Willard G. and Edwina J. Axtell. "Lou lived her life for others and will be remembered by the contributions she made to the Long Term Care and Friendship Center with her singing and portrait painting, her story poems (top drawer and the Homer Library) and her going the 'second mile' in everything she did," the family said.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald, parents and sister, Lura. She is survived by her daughters, Pamela Fields, of Homer, Susan Strange, of Boise, Idaho, and Willow Richardson, of Redding, Calif.; son, Duane Schwartzwald, of Austin, Texas; sisters, Patricia Clare, of California, and Grace Eleanor, of Washington; brother, Laurence Willard, of Hawaii; as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were made by the Homer Funeral Home.

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