Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Betty Reinhard, Veteran, US Women's Army Corps

Betty Reinhard was born in Chattanooga, TN on July 7, 1940 and passed away October 26, 2011 in Temple, Texas.

Betty proudly served her country in the United States Women's Army Corps as a specialist from 1961 to 1963. She worked for the Killeen Independent School District, and retired after 26 years. Betty also worked for the Bell County Sheriff's Office prior to her death.

Funeral services were held on November 1, 2011 at the Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen, Texas. In attendance were the Patriot Guard Riders who formed a line of American flags at the entrance to welcome the arriving family and friends.

After the service, the Riders led the funeral procession to the nearby Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, where the procession was welcomed by fifty American flags blowing in the Texas wind.

After the flag draped casket was moved from the hearse to the committal shelter, final prayers were said by the Reverend Terry Whitley, as the Patriot Guard Riders formed a lone of flags around the shelter.

Military Honors were rendered by the United States Army Honor Guard. The bugler played taps. The flag that draped the casket was folded into a tight triangle and presented to Betty's grandson on behalf of a grateful nation and the United States Army as a token of appreciation for her honorable and faithful service.

Betty Reinhard, a WAC, was then laid to rest on the wind swept plain, as the American flag flew at half staff in her honor at the top of the hill.

Left to cherish her memory are her three children, four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and one on the way, her sister and many other dear family and friends.

With thanks to the Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home for biographical information.

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