Velma Beatrice Lenhart

 United States

  • Date Of Birth: May 11, 1922
  • Date Of Death: November 14, 2021
  • Spouse: Bill L Lenhart
  • Resting Place: Anchorage
  • City: St. Maries
  • State: Idaho

Velma was born on May 11, 1922, in St. Maries, Idaho to Donald and Edith (Wilson) Buchanan. She was raised in Washington where she met and married Bill L Lenhart on July 24, 1942. They had two children, Billy Jr and Shilli. The couple lived in Omak, Washington until moving to Alaska in 1964 to help rebuild after the earthquake. Velma loved to sew, garden, crosswords, and of course, Judge Judy.

Velma spent many summers on the Kenai River in the family motorhome. Her days were spent caring for her family and raising her children, but she was also an amazing nanny to her dear girls, Shannon and Bridget.

Her family wrote, “Velma was very kind to everyone and had a beautiful soul.”

Velma is survived by her daughter, Shilli P. Lenhart, Chugiak, AK; and grandson, Christopher T. Lenhart, Minneapolis, MN.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Bill; son, Billy; sister, Ada James; and brother, Bob Buchanan.