WATERTOWN

Betsy Ross Lord (nee Bishop)


Nov. 15, 1919 – Aug. 31, 2013


Betsy Ross Lord (nee Bishop) passed away Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at the age of 93.

She was born in Cobb on Nov. 15, 1919, to Ross and Shirley Bishop.

Betsy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jack C. Lord; and two brothers, Delos (Jessica) and William (Mary) Bishop.

Betsy went to high school in Wauwatosa, married Jack Lord in 1940 and raised their two daughters in North Prairie. She enjoyed golfing, bowling and bridge and was a longtime member of Rivermoor County Club in Waterford. She moved to Lakeland, Fla., in 1984 until her return to Wisconsin in 2009 to be closer to family. She then resided at Marquardt Village in Watertown.

She is survived by two daughters, Barbara (Bill Cunningham) Dimick of Madison and Jackie (Alan) Posekany of Chandler, Ariz., and Watertown. She is further survived by four grandchildren, Marc Dimick, Sarah (Steve Bell) Dimick, Kelly (Mike) Hagenbucher and Kristin (Rich) Fredrick; the eight great-grandchildren that brought her great joy; and nieces and nephews. It was Betsy’s wish to be cremated and a private family gathering held.

Memorials can be directed to the American Cancer Society in her memory.

Special thanks to the staff of Zinzindorf Hall and Marquardt Hospice for their loving care, and the many friends she met and enjoyed while at Marquardt.

Pederson-Nowatka Funeral Home, 920-261-2113, is caring for the family. Please go to www.pn-fh.com to leave an online condolence or to light a candle in her memory.