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Betty J. "BJ" Lewenz, artist-teacher
Betty J. "BJ" Lewenz, artist-teacher

Betty J. "BJ" Lewenz, a former art teacher, photographer, poet and naturalist, died May 23 of heart failure at Union Memorial Hospital. The longtime Ruxton resident was 91. The daughter of Ralph Curtis Deatrick and Amy Carol Henderson Deatrick, Betty Jane Deatrick was born and raised in Gettysburg, Pa. Starting in her midteens, Mrs. Lewenz, who was known throughout her life as "BJ," worked as a copy editor, illustrator and photographer for the Gettysburg Times. A highlight of her career, family members said, was photographing the last reunion of Union and Confederate soldiers, who gathered in Gettysburg in 1938 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the battle. ...

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