Mary Elizabeth (Bette) Reischl

Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Longtime Juneau resident Bette Reischl died Oct. 19, 2005, at her home on Reischl Way, surrounded by her family.

She was born to Jacob O. Hammer and Genevieve (Millette) Hammer on Feb. 4, 1922, in St. Paul, Minn. Following graduation from St. Joseph's Academy in 1940, she worked for the St. Paul Dispatch-Pioneer Press. She met Dave Reischl in New York City while working as a civilian employee during the war years. They married on Jan. 31, 1944, in Virginia Beach, Va. At the conclusion of World War II, the couple returned to Alaska, arriving in Juneau on Thanksgiving Day in 1945.

She retired from her job with the Department of Public Safety in 1977.

She enjoyed world travel with family members and the weekly bridge games at the Valley Senior Center.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dave.

She is survived by her daughters, Kathy Holmquist and her husband, John, of Juneau, Barbara Scott and her husband, Charlie, of Kenai, Patty Weber and her husband, Jim, of Palmer, and Peggy Lamonica and her husband, Sid, of Arizona; her eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

In accordance with her wishes, a family memorial service was held Oct. 21.

Remembrances may be made to Hospice and Home Care of Juneau, 419 Sixth St., Juneau, 99801.

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