Betty Beaudoin, age 91, passed away peacefully at her home in Fredericksburg, Texas on Nov. 19.
She was preceded by her husband, Col. David Beaudoin; her brother, Col. Stanley Sebring and his wife Rebecca of Fairhope; and her sister, Maurine Wheeler and her husband Kirke of South Dakota.
She is survived by her children and grandchildren.
Although she resided with her daughter during her final years in Texas, her heart was always firmly planted in her and David's adopted town of Fairhope, where they resided for over 25 years.
Betty was originally from South Dakota but lived in many places as a military wife.
In her early years, Betty was a graduate of the famous Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, California and found work after graduation as a performer in the traveling "Hormel Girls Caravan Orchestra Show." This all gal troupe performed across the country at venues and radio stations traveling in a 35 all white Chevy caravan with two girls each in matching outfits. They entertained at night and sold Spam in the daytime.
After that, Betty went abroad to Europe for a visit but decided to stay. She got a job as a USO activities coordinator on Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany where she met and married David. They eventually retired in Fairhope where they just happened to "pass through" and fell in love. She will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by her family.