Loretta Elizabeth “Betsy” Graham

Loretta Elizabeth “Betsy” Graham, 75, of Bella Vista, died Thursday, November 1, 2018.  She was born March 8, 1943 in Fayetteville to James Edmond and Ruth Swink Wages.  Betsy enjoyed making a variety of crafts, reading, studying history and attending concerts.  She retired from the mailing services department with the University of Arkansas after many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Graham, in 2004, and a son, Eric Graham, in 1997.  Survivors include four children, James Graham and wife Donna, Amy Alderson and husband David, Jamie Hess and husband Brian, Melissa Bowen and husband Jeff; 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Loretta was also preceded in death by three brothers, James, Harry and Robert “Frank” Wages, and a sister, Emily Gann.

A celebration of Loretta’s life will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, November 20, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Private interment will be at Fairview Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Association, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 37022, Boone, IA 50037-0022.