Published in The Washington Post on May 31, 2020.
BETTY BAUER 1929 - 2020
Betty Lee Fitzhugh Bauer (Age 91)
A resident of Dothan, AL, died May 9, 2020.
Both the Memorial Service at Grace Anglican Church, Dothan,
AL and burial at Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery will be held at a
later date due to current Covid restrictions.
Mrs. Bauer was born in Washington,DC in 1929. She was the
daughter of Robert T. and Louise E. Fitzhugh Jr. She was a
graduate of McKinley High School (1946) in Washington,DC. She later attended Washington
School for Secretaries and was employed as a clerk stenographer in the executive office for the
Secretary of the Navy.
She married in 1950 and moved often as a military wife and mother. She has resided in
Dothan, AL since 1969.
Betty was a member of the Retired Officers Wives Club, Gladiolus Garden Club, United
Daughters of the Confederacy, where she held numerous offices over the years. She continued
as a homemaker and was a member of Grace Anglican Church.
Preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 66 years, William Bertram Bauer; a
step-brother, Mason Augst; a step-sister, Helen Augst Martin; and Minnie Fitzhugh.
Survivors include: son, William; daughters, Karen Doswell, Michelle MacKenzie and Lisa
Edmunds; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.