Lounsbury, Mary Elizabeth (Betty) (nee Womack) age 87, of Minnetonka, passed away on June 19, 2013. Betty was born on June 28, 1925 and grew up in St. Paul, graduating from St. Paul Central High School in 1943 and the University of Minnesota in 1947. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great- grandmother. Among other things, Betty was a voracious reader, especially about history. She always knew the "background details" of any subject. Preceded in death by her parents, Rosser & Mary Womack and brother, James Womack, and sister-in-law, Margaret "Peggy" Womack. Betty is survived by her husband of 63 years, Alfred Eaton "Fred" Lounsbury and their four children, Nancy (Stephan) Plagens, Fred Jr. (Kerrie) Lounsbury, Scott (Sara) Lounsbury and Mary (Stephen) Aldritt; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Scott) Joing, Daniel Plagens, Genevieve Plagens, Andrew, Kathleen, Megan, Samuel and Caroline Lounsbury, Peter (Angela) Aldritt, Emily and Charles Aldritt; great-grandsons, Micah and Owen Joing. Funeral service Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Minnewashta Church, 26710 W. 62nd St., Shorewood (952-474-8995). A visitation will take place for one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Reception to follow the service. Interment Oakland Cemetery, St. Paul. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Minnewashta Church or the donor's choice. Huber Funeral & Cremation Services Excelsior Chapel 952-474-9595 www.huberfunerals.com
This obituary was originally published in the Star Tribune.