Graveside services for Betty Louise Blodgett were held Friday, April 5, 2013 in Wheatland. Betty died Sunday, March 31, 2013 at Tabitha’s Journey House in Lincoln, Neb.
Betty was born March 23, 193 in Pitcher, N.Y. to Roy C. and Myrtle L (Holcolmb) Foster. She was educated in Wyoming, including her cosmetology license, which she maintained until the 1980s.
She married the love of her life, Leonard O. Blodgett on Feb. 5, 1947 in Gering, Neb. They made their home in Wyoming and California. Better owkred for Rocky Mountain Hospital in Denver as a PBX operator and later a phlebotomist for a few years. She, along with her sister June, ran an adult foster care home in Denver and Mancos, Colo. for several years.
She loved to read, bead and bake, and was known as “The Pie Lady” by her friends in her apartment complex.
Betty in survived by her brother James B. (Jean) Foster, Sr. of Buhl, Idaho; three daughters: Beverly (George) Harrison of Lincoln; Lenny Blodgett of Wheatland and Natalie (Tim) Summerlin of Lincoln; four grandchildren: Michael (Angela) Franz of North Platte, Neb.; Mary (Russ) Plock, Christopher (Stephanie) Blodgett and Kyle Summerlin, all of Lincoln; seven great-grandchildren: Nathan, Aaron and Aubrey Franz of North Platte and Madison, Elyse, Aly and Bryson Plock of Lincoln.
Serving as pall bearers were Tim Summerlin, Michael Franz, Christopher Blodgett, Kyle Summerlin and Roger Frank.
She as preceded in death by her parents, her husband Leonard and her sister, June (Howard) Watts.
Platte Funeral Chapel in Wheatland was in charge of arrangements.