Louella Jane Ladd, otherwise known as Betty Ladd, was a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend, nurse and child of God. Betty departed from this earth on January 23rd, 2018, a mere 11 days before her 87th birthday. She is now in the presence of her savior and laughing with the love of her life, Boyd Ladd, for the first time in over 22 years.
Betty lived a happy and full life. She played basketball for Roane County High School. After raising her children, she became a nurse at Methodist Medical Center, working mostly in the recovery room. After retirement, she continued to volunteer at area hospitals, routinely visited with patients at nursing homes, traveled the world from Romania to Alaska, and cared for all of her great-grandchildren well into her 70s. After death she continues to give by donating her body to science and her family is raising money for Alzheimer’s Tennessee in her memory. Betty was a lifelong member of Cedar Grove Church.
Betty is proceeded in death by her mother, Sophia Pierce, her father, Ernest Pierce, her husband, Boyd Ladd, her brothers, Wallace, Jack, Neal and LD, and her sisters, Imogene and Kathleen. She is survived by her sons and daughter-in-laws, Mike and Pam Ladd and Allan and Lynette Ladd, her grandchildren, Jennifer Heidel, Jared Ladd, Rachel Ladd, Megan Ladd, Dakota Matheson and Shayna Matheson, her great-grandchildren, Kennedy, Kain, Britain, Bowden and Ella, her brother, Alvin Pierce, and her sisters, Peggy Henley, Shirley Medley and Carolyn Koon. The family would also like to offer thanks to her special friend and caretaker Regina Wall and staff. She will live on in all whom she touched and through her namesake and great-granddaughter, Ella Jane Heidel.
The family will be receiving friends from 5-6pm and celebrating her life with spoken memories from 6-7pm on Saturday February 3rd, 2018 (her birthday) at Fraker Funeral Home. We ask that family and friends write down a memory of her to share. Also, in lieu of flowers, we are asking that friends and family make a donation to Alzheimers Tennessee in memory of Betty Ladd. Online register book can be signed at www.FrakerFuneralHome.net. Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston is in charge of all the arrangements.