Our awesome aunt, Elizabeth “Betty” Nefzger, went with the angels on Oct. 28, 2022, with her niece and great-niece at her side. At the young age of 101, she was able to leave this world while still living at the Vista Assisted Living on St. John’s United Campus.
Betty was born on May 4, 1921, in Phoenix, Ariz., to Branchie and Lewis Clark, joining her two brothers, Chuck and Delbert. Two years later, her sister Lucille arrived. She was raised in L.A. County in California and graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in 1939. After graduation, she worked at th L.A. General Hospital and enrolled in the L.A. City College nursing worked program. During World War II, the family moved to Escondido, Calif., and she went to work at Consolidated Aircraft in San Diego, Calif.
She met a young man from Montana, Ray Nefzger, who was serving in the U.S. Navy. On March 20, 1943, they were married at Escondido, Calif. In 1945, Ray was discharged and they moved to Vida, Mont., to take over the family farm.
Over the years, she worked the farm, was active in her church and enjoyed her time at Templed Hills Bible Camp where she served as camp counselor and got in some fishing!
Betty is survived by her nieces and nephews, she called her own: Maggie Graef of Indianapolis, Ind., Agnes (Ken) Heser of Wolf Point, Mont., Ruth Laramee of Billings, Mont., Chuck (Sheri) Olsen of Spokane, Wash., and Les (Paulette) Olsen of Fort Peck, Mont. She is also survived by her niece and Goddaughter, Dea (Craig) Hostetler of Glendive, Mont., and numerous other nieces and nephews.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Ray; her parents; brothers; sister; and niece, Laura Payne.
The full obituary can be seen at the Cremation and Funeral Gallery website.