Bettianne Ludden

Obituary of Bettianne Ludden

Bettianne (Betton) Ludden, 86, of Lederach passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017, at the Peter Becker Community. Until April 2017, she lived independently in her own residence. She was pre-deceased by her husband of 48 years, Carl T. Ludden, Sr., who passed away on November 1, 2009.

Born August 29, 1930, in Norristown, Bettianne was the daughter the late Robert and Martha (Ewing) Betton. She graduated from Norristown High School in 1948 and then attended Wharton before embarking on a career as an accountant. Bettianne loved fine china, silver, linens and other antiques. After retiring from the work force, she owned Cedars Antiques in Skippack Village, which closed in 2010 following her successful battle with lymphoma. Even after closing her store, she was a well-known face at local auctions and sales. In her final years, Bettianne was an avid Shark Tank and Phillies fan.

Bettianne is survived by her children C. Thomas Ludden and his wife, Karen Libertiny Ludden of Farmington Hills, Michigan, and Anne Lawson and her husband, Richard of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Bettianne was also the beloved grandmother of Vinson, Andrew, Theophile, Daniel, Victoria and several other grandchildren adopted by Anne. “Aunt Betts” is also survived by her nieces and nephews, Bob Betton, David Betton, Marty Betton, Jim Nagle, Bill Gery and Lynne Gery, their children and grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Ludden was predeceased by all her siblings, Robert Betton, Helen Thelen, Ethel Nagle, William Betton, and Janet Waite, and an infant son, Richard Ludden.

Mrs. Ludden was a member of Gwynedd Square Presbyterian Church, where her children were baptized and confirmed. Bettianne and her husband were avid bridge players, a passion that she shared with her son-in-law, Richard; they spent many hours skyping about bridge hands. She was also a master knitter, creating mittens for the children when they were younger and Icelandic Wool sweaters after they grew up. She also knitted caps and stockings for local Revolutionary War Re-enactment groups.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral service at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at the R. L. Williams, Jr. Funeral Home Inc. 3440 Skippack Pike Skippack, PA 19474, where friends may call for the viewing from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in her memory to the Montgomery County SPCA 19, E. Ridge Pike, PO Box 222, Conshohocken, PA 19428-0222, or to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at www.lls.org. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.rlwilliamsfuneralhome.com