Beatrice Joy Lauderbach Kennedy Feb. 23, 1927 ~ Oct. 17, 2012
October 10, 2012, 9:07 am by Staff Reports
Kennedy was born to Robert Lauderbach and Celia Pashel Lauderbach on Feb. 23, 1927, in Manhattan, N.Y. and was raised in New York, Alabama and Massachusetts. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree from Boston University in 1950 and with a Master of Arts Degree from the University of New Mexico in 1954.
Kennedy was employed at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., when she met her husband, Harold G. Kennedy, of Marble Falls. She and Harold were married in Marble Falls in August 1954, and moved to Austin in 1959, where they raised their family. Kennedy was a teacher and taught at Marble Falls Elementary School in the 1950s, Allison Elementary School in Austin in the 1960s, and Dawson Elementary School in the 1980s.
She was a devoted wife and beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Harold, in 1994. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law Bruce and Laura Kennedy of Austin; daughter and son-in-law Janis and Bill Hampton of College Station; son and daughter-in-law Neal and Cheryl Kennedy of Marble Falls; grandchildren Carrie Kennedy Mauldin of Tyler, Dr. Katie Kennedy Root of Hallsville, Will, Matthew, Ashley, Sarah, Grant and Daniel Hampton of College Station, Kaylyn and Leah Kennedy of Marble Falls, and Stephen and Michael Kennedy of Austin; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Monday, Oct. 22, at 10 a.m. at Harrell Funeral Home in Austin, with
graveside services following at 2 p.m. at Marble Falls City Cemetery in Marble Falls. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Austin Christopher House, 4107 Spicewood Springs Rd., Ste. 100, Austin, Texas 78759, or to First Church of Christ Scientist, 1309 Guadalupe St., Austin Texas 78701.
Arrangements by Harrell Funeral Home, 4435 Frontier Trail, Austin, 512.443.1366.
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