Elizabeth Souder

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  • "Diane and Lori's mom, "Mrs. Souder" was a world class mom...."
    - Wendy Stahl
  • "I am very grateful to Betty for giving life to her daughter..."
    - Mary Hall
  • " Our sincere condolences to the Souder family in the loss..."
  • "Diane, my condolences in the loss of your mother .. May she..."
    - Berlene Armijo
  • "Sincere sympathy to you, Diane, for the loss of your lovely..."
    - Rebecca M. Post
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Elizabeth Ann Long Souder

Elizabeth (Betty) was born to Dorothy and Clarkson Long, MD in Detroit, MI, February 17, 1927. Her sister Jean Conklin preceded her in death. Betty married Richard Souder (died 1989) in 1952. Together they had two daughters who have families: Diane Souder of Albuquerque NM, Planner and Ranger at Petroglyph National Monument, married to Jim Graf, with daughters Emily and Rachel; and Lori Souder of South Hadley MA, United Church of Christ Minister, married to Winston Baldwin, with children Eliza, Thomas, Victoria and Kathryn. Beloved nieces and a nephew are living.

Betty attended Albion College as a premed student, was President of Alpha Phi Omega Sorority. She graduated with honors in 1948 and attended University of Michigan Medical School for one year. Betty earned her Master's in Biochemistry from Wayne State University. Following graduation she worked as a biochemist and bacteriologist for an army study on germ and chemical warfare.

Betty lived in Birmingham, MI for 20 years. Betty and Dick moved from Birmingham to Los Alamos in 1981. Betty worked at Bandelier as a Volunteer in the Park for many years and participated in numerous committees at the United Church of Los Alamos.

Particularly, Betty loved travel and planning trips with family and friends in the US and abroad. She was an artist and an outdoor enthusiast.

A Celebration of Life will be Feb. 25, 2018 at the United Churches of Los Alamos at 2 pm. Interment will be on Feb. 26 at 10:30 am at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Los Alamos Visiting Nurses, United Church of Los Alamos, or the .

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Berardinelli Family Funeral Service
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Santa Fe, NM 87505
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Published in Albuquerque Journal on Feb. 18, 2018
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