Alice Beulah <I>Behrents</I> Bjorlie

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Alice Beulah Behrents Bjorlie

  • Birth 11 Mar 1918 Henan, China
  • Death 3 Oct 2006 Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA
  • Burial Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA
  • Plot Block 57
  • Memorial ID 70647477

Alice Beulah Behrents was born March 11, 1918, the fourth of five children of Dr. Olav S. and Ida Johnson Behrents. This couple were serving in the China mission field as medical missionaries and three of the children were born at Kioshan, Honan, China (now Henan). The family traveled back and forth from China to America, sometimes by way of Norway, Olav's homeland, from 1908 until 1927. In a time of great political turmoil, they left China to settle finally in Three Rivers, Michigan where Beulah's father set up a private medical practice.

Beulah was attending St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN when her father died in 1936. (On assignment while at school she did a great service for the family by writing a kind of genealogical study of her ancestors. I've referred to it many times while researching the family's roots.)

After graduation she worked for a time as a teacher until she married a young serviceman, Lauritz Bjorlie June 1, 1944 in Three Rivers. The couple moved to Tucson where she was a homemaker, raising three children and eventually welcoming two grandchildren to the family. She had a livelong interest in music which included playing 1st Flute with the Tucson Symphony in the 1950s and 1960s. (I still have the letter she wrote and the flute that she helped my parents pick out for me as my first introduction to musical instruments!)

Beulah died on October 3, 2006 at age 88.

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  • Maintained by: Connie Ferris
  • Originally Created by: Don Stowell
  • Added: 31 May 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 70647477
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Alice Beulah Behrents Bjorlie (11 Mar 1918–3 Oct 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 70647477, citing East Lawn Palms Cemetery and Mortuary, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA ; Maintained by Connie Ferris (contributor 47541532) .