Betty Lou Morgan Leubner

March 21, 1930 - May 20, 2008

Betty Lou Morgan Leubner, 78, of Waukesha, died peacefully in her sleep May 20, 2008.

Her legacy includes sons, Christopher (Joan Cushing), Scott (Heidi Vigil), Jonathon (Mary Connolly); daughter, Ann (Steve) Schefus; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She is also lovingly remembered by her sisters, MeriKate and Irene Morgan; three nieces; two nephews; grandnieces and great-grandnieces; and her nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Hal.

For more than 40 years Betty lived with cancer. Dozens of surgeries and radiation treatment altered her face, but never changed how she viewed herself and the world, or how she lived her life, which was to see good in everyone and every situation, dealing with whatever had to be dealt with and moving on. She lived her life with grace, bringing love and creating beauty in all she said and did. Loved by her family and a myriad of friends around the globe, she made the world a better place. Betty engaged fully with life, participating as an educator, historical interpreter, blue-ribbon prize winning tailor and seamstress, gourmet cook, her church, gardening, the St. Andrews Society, the Circus Parade, and decorating and waltzing at the Viennese Ball.

The family requests that to best remember Betty, engage in random deeds of kindness and thoughtful acts of beauty, as she did, or make a contribution in her honor to the American Cancer Society. Please attend her celebration of life at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 8, at the New Thought Community Church in the Humphrey Scottish Rite Masonic Center, third floor, 790 N. Van Buren St., Milwaukee.

The family takes this opportunity to express their gratitude to all of Betty’s skilled and compassionate doctors and support staff at Froedtert Hospital/Medical College of Wisconsin and Ruth Hospice.