Having just read in the Tulane Magazine that Beth had passed, it feels as if the world is emptier with less light. Beth and her Mom were a central part of my Newcomb world, and through the years she was many times in my thoughts. My condolences to her family and friends…and to her communities which she served and cared for.
Bobby, thoughts and prayers for you and your daughters. I am so very sorry, you have my deepest condolences.
A beautiful Lady, with a beautiful humour, and a beautiful mind - that is how Beth will be remembered in this household. She is with God now, watching over all of us and praying that everyone will become Republicans. Bobby, you and the girls are in our thoughts and prayers, always. Duane and Karen Dargis (Ireland)
I'll never forget the sincere kindness that both Bob and Beth showed us after moving into our home this year. It was such a blessing to have them as neighbors. I have kept all of the personal handwritten notes/letters that Beth wrote to us/me during our difficult times, because of this, Beth has inspired me to start writing again. We consider you more than just neighbors but call you a very dear friend. We hold you in our prayers and thoughts.
Ara and Chef Fett
After moving into our new home, you both made us feel so welcome. Beth's hand written letter to us were very comforting and kind. We considered you guys friends as well as neighbors. Unfortunately we did not get to spend more time with Beth, but the time we did know her, we consider a blessing. It's is not often you meet people that are so sincere as Beth and Bob. We consider it a great honor to both know our new neighbors and friends. I personally felt touched by Beth's written letters, so much so that it has inspired me to start writing again. She will be truly missed and a blessing to meet. Our thoughts and prayers are always with your family.
Ara and Chef Fett
Bobby, I remember when you, Beth and I went to see Buddy Himes' new house. She was beautiful then and full of positive encouragement for the design and decor, of which Buddy was very proud. She cared a bout people's feelings and it was obvious even then. Such a beautiful woman through and through. I wish I had had the opportunity to have known her better. My heart goes out to you in your grief, and the days when you will miss her seemingly inconsolably. But it is not forever. Remember that. She did in her lovely, tender and hope filled service. Hang on to Heaven's promise that your love and faith on this earth will bring you together again in the next life.
Words cannot possibly express the void I feel in my life after the loss of our beautiful Beth. It seems she had permeated practically every facet of my everyday activities. We were like sisters the last few years. Her intellect, wicked wit and sheer joy for life brought me so much joy. I will miss her greatly.
Dear Bobby, Dear Susie,
Your great loss must be difficult to bear. You two being the kind and dear people that you are - Beth knew she was loved and cherished. You both are in my thoughts.
Bobby - Jean and I are so sorry for this crushing loss to you and the children. What an amazing lady. Bless your heart.
Bob, Glenn & I are so sorry for your loss. We are keeping you & your family in Prayer. May God's Love, Peace, Strength & Courage see you through. All our love to you, Glenn & Lydia Cortello
Stunned that Beth, who was smart, dedicated, beautiful, funny, and a servant of God and community has passed at such a young age. She was an important part of my college experience at Newcomb and within Chi Omega. May you take comfort in knowing Beth adored you and may she rest in the arms of the Lord.
Bob and girls, so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow.
Bob, Harper and Wallace - We will miss Beth's presence so much in our office. We were fortunate to have her serve on the Board of Supervisors for Elections for many years. During those years as the Governor's appointee, she was a delight and joy to work with. JoJo, Lin, Juanita, Sandy and Denise -- Rapides Parish Registrar of Voters Office
Our prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. God called Beth home early. "For I am the resurrection and the life, whosoever believeth me Me shall not perish, but have everlasting life."Beth is with Jesus in paradise.
Our family's prayers are with you all in this time of sorrow and great loss. Praying that God's peace that passes understanding fills your hearts and minds today and always.
Dearest Bobby, Harper, and Wallace. Our family is grieving with yours, You mother was so proud of her family and showed so much loving kindness to all around her. I will miss her advice and encouragement. Her knowledge of issues, etiquette ---history and political nuances. Will really be lost without her conversation. I know you will miss her so much more in so many ways, Aunt Jo Lea and Uncle Bob are here for you at any time. Our prayers are with you all
What an amazing, busy, and beautiful woman! Our prayers are with you all in this difficult time.
--Heather and Tony
Dearest Bob and family,
Doug and I were so sad to hear of the death of Beth. She was always so kind and sweet and what a dynamic life she led helphing others. I have fond memories of her attempting to teach me how to "tat". We will all miss her.
Doug and Patty Gamburg
Sorry for type error...my comment should say "she was a kind and gifted soul"...
~Stephanie Gist Novakovich
Bob, I am so sorry for you on the loss of your wife.
Dear Bob, Harper, and Wallace,
Please know that you are all in our prayers and thoughts. Beth will be very missed by so many people. It was a pleasure to be her friends. We love you all and thinking of you.
Duane and Karen Dargis
Diana and I send our most sincere condolences on this loss of a highly respected and very dear friend. Beth's presence will be missed by so many, in so many different ways. Go with God, Beth.
I am sorry for your loss. May God be with you and your family now and in the coming weeks.
Sending prayers to you Bob and Girls..Stan and Christine Belgard
So sorry for your loss, Beth was a Sweet Lady. I know she is greatly missed. Our prayers are with you. Jo Holden and Audrey Bryant
I am so sorry to learn of Beth's passing. Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers. It seems only yesterday that we were at Bolton, then Newcomb and Chi Omega.
Praying for your family...so sorry to hear about Beth...she was a kind a gifted soul...may God comfort you all at this time of sorrow.
~Stephanie Gist Novakovich
Bob and girls...our love and prayers to you all Mark Canet-Baldwin and family
With deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
John and Gloria Waight and Family
Belize, Central America
I am so sorry to hear of Beth's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
WE ask God's kindest healing grace to be given to you,Bob, and your family,for each of you in a way that makes Beth's Death Bearable. Blessings and Love.
Herb and Jane O'Neal
Robert, Harper and Wallace I want to extend my condolances you for your great loss. After I lost my wife, Sarah, Beth would always inquire about my well being and I appreciated that. I know she was a wonderful wife, mother, companion and friend to all of you and cherish those memories. The community will miss her, but know she has left her positive mark in many of the organizations and community projects she took part in. The three of you and the extended family are all in my prayers. My God guide you and comfort you during these times of sorrow. Lee
Please accept our sympathy.
So sorry to hear about Beth.
Truly a lady of distinction and an example of an involved leader and citizen. It was a pleasure to know Beth and her husband and my sympathy is extended to the family and friends.
Colonel Louis T Dechert
Though she is gone too soon, Beth lived a remarkable life. Her community activism made a difference. Her spirit enveloped her family and friends with the gift of unwavering love. May the love of family and friends lift you up as you grieve.