Elizabeth Klein "Betty" Bahlinger
1925 - 2021
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Elizabeth "Betty" Klein Bahlinger passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family. Louisiana native and lifelong resident of Baton Rouge, she was born on March 9, 1925. Betty graduated from St. Joseph Academy in 1942, where she made many lifelong friends. She received a Bachelor degree from LSU in 1946, where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi and the LSU Purple Jackets. After graduation she worked for the city of Baton Rouge, located in what is now the City Club on North Blvd. After several years there, she began work at Standard Oil. She enjoyed traveling during these years with good friends Dotty Stuart and Betty Ann Bogan. In 1958, Betty married the love of her life, Marion John Bahlinger. Together they raised three children. She made sure there was a delicious meal on the table every night. She became quite the seamstress, sewing many beautiful dresses for her girls and herself and enjoyed making quilts. She was a member of the Woman's Club, serving on their board for several years. She was a member of the Audubon Chapter of the DAR and in later years enjoyed volunteering at the St. Aloysius Catholic Church office. She is survived by her husband Marion of 63 years, her children Ann Bernard (Tommy), John Louis Bahlinger, Katherine Bahlinger Surek, her grandchildren Mary Katherine & Michael Bernard, Mary Jo, Katherine Lee, Claire & Jack Surek. She is preceded in death by her parents Mary Billiu & John L. Klein. The mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Aloysius Catholic Church on Friday, April 9, 2021 at 11:00 AM. A rosary will be said shortly before the mass. We would like to thank our wonderful Griswald caregivers Trishlyn Dixon, Lawanda Cook & Dawn Crosby. We also extend our many thanks to hospice nurse Zhanna Bennet and all those at Notre Dame Hospice. Thank you to Ellen Dunn and the staff at Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area.

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Published in The Advocate from Apr. 7 to Apr. 9, 2021.
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April 9, 2021
Marion, Ann, John, Katherine, and all the family. We send our deepest sympathy in recognition of a long life well lived. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.
Clifford LeBlanc
April 8, 2021
My family and I extend our heartfelt sympathy for Mr. Marion & the Bahlinger family.
I am the sister of Betty's personal care attendant. From her first encounter with Betty & Marion, she was immediately captured by his attentive protection & undeniable love for her. I thoroughly enjoyed the stories she'd share regarding Betty's humorous quick wit, amazing stamina and love for her Marion.
They were a real-life love story from not so long ago. Just hearing about their love makes life so much more sweeter while giving hope during these times.
A few months ago my sister was given 2 rooted plant pieces from the Bahlinger's plant to pot & when I was told they were from Betty & Marion's I took both to my office, placed them side-by-side, then rightfully placarded the 2 as
"Betty and Marion"❤❤
She and their love will be cherished.
Love In Each & All Things,
"LeauxKi C. Balaguer"
LeauxKi C. Balaguer
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April 8, 2021
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April 8, 2021
Please accept our condolences. Your family is in our prayers. The Wisbar family
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