PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -Bette B. Klacsmann of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida passed away on November 11, 20 10. She was the devoted wife of the late John A. Klacsmann. She was an active member of Christ Episcopal Church in Ponte Vedra Beach where a mass was celebrated in her memory on November 16 with a private funeral following the mass. Mrs. Klacsmann was born in Middletown, Connecticut and was the oldest child of George and Elizabeth (Berten) Birdsey. Survivors include her son, Peter (Karen) and their children, Allegra, Tatiana, and John of Augusta, Georgia and her son, John (Valerie) and their child Christine of Fruit Cove, Florida. Her oldest son, Steven, predeceased her. Other family members include her sister, Barbara Gustafson of Houston, Texas and brother, Donald Birdsey of Middletown, Connecticut and their families. Memorial contributions may be made to the Augusta Symphony Klacsmann Music Library or the Vickers Landing Scholarship Fund in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
The Augusta Chronicle-December 7, 2010