Lou Julian Serr died October 12, 2009 in Chandler, AZ. She was
born in Long Beach, California July 5, 1924, the daughter of Bob &
Georgia (Kenney) Julian. She went to Montana as a baby with her
parents and resided on a ranch near Clyde Park until the age of ten,
when the family moved to a ranch near Wilsall,MT. She attended
schools in Clyde Park and Wilsall, graduating from Wilsall High School
She attended computer school in Spokane, Washington, then worked for the Northern Pacific Railroad. In 1945 Betty married Richard Brogan and lived in Denver, CO for several years. Two children were born to them - Richard and Sharon Brogan. They were divorced in 1955 and Betty returned to Livingston where she again worked for the railroad. In 1958 she moved to St. Paul, MN where she was employed by the Burlington Northern R.R.
In 1964 she married Joseph Serr in Mason City, Iowa and moved to White Bear Lake, MN. She retired from the Burlington Northern in 1990. Since her retirement the Serrs have spent the winters in Chandler, AZ. After Joe’s death in 2005 she moved to Arizona permanently.
is survived by her daughter, Sharon Brogan of Missoula, MT, her twin
sister, Bonnie Pinkerton of Chandler, AZ, .stepson Richard Serr and his
wife Marge, step-son-in-law Al Dieken of Oakdale, MN, surrogate
daughter, Louise Fritschy and husband, Ron, Denver, CO, several
grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Betty had several surrogate children in her life - always ready to listen to someone in need. She was preceded in death by her son Richard, brother Russell Julian, foster brother Robert Clark and her parents.