In memory of
Lt. Col. Betsy Bareford
Lt. Col. Betsy J. Bareford, USAF Air Force Nurse Corp Ret. Lt. Coll. Betsy J. Bareford, 84 of Bowie Md, passed away April 12, 2017. She was born in Center Cross, Virginia on September 20, 1932 to the late Henry and Mildred Bareford. After attending school in Caroline County MD. she entered nurses training at Church Home and Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Upon graduation she applied to the US Air Force Nurse Corp. During her career she was stationed around the world, including a tour of duty as a flight nurse during the Vietnam conflict. She retired in 1982 after 24 years of service. She was an animal and nature lover during her life and directed much of her time to the care of animals at home as well as in nature. She also enjoyed plays, museums, reading and the arts. She is survived by her sister Marlene Moll, 3 nieces, Rosemary Dix, Gail Stansberry and Jean Shaffer. She had 3 great nieces and 3 great great nephews and several great great nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by 4 sisters, a brother, 2 nieces and a nephew. A memorial gathering will be held on Sunday,April 23, 2017, from l:00PM with a service immediately following at Beall Funeral Home, 6512 NW Crain Hwy, Bowie MD. Lt Col Bareford will have an interment at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made to the Prince George's County Humane Society, 8210 D'Arcy Rd. Forestville, MD 20747.
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