Betty Anne Everett passed away on October 8, 2021 at the age of 92.
Born in Duluth on September 1, 1929, Betty grew up on her parents’ farm in Munger, Minnesota. Her father was Avalt Leiste and her mother was named Anna. Betty married her husband Larry (Mickey) Everett on August 26, 1953 and had five children, Joe, Christy (Dan) Mahoney, Cathy (Larry) Larsen, Wendy (Tim Broeffle) and Jeff (Vanessa) Everett. Betty has four grandchildren, Jennifer (Russ) Carter, Haley (Mark) Holtan, Darian Nelson and Dalton Everett. Betty has four great-grandchildren, Lucy and Stella Carter, and Roberta and Matilda Holtan. Betty’s three sisters Lorraine (Ed) Weiler, Alice (Bertel) Johnson and June (Dick) Wilmot have all recently died. She also leaves several nieces and nephews and many friends from Munger.
Betty graduated from Proctor High School in 1947 and earned a degree in accounting from Duluth Business University and worked as an accountant for Jeronimus Florists before becoming a homemaker. Betty was a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Munger and was active in the Solway Township Senior Citizens Club, Good Fellowship Club, Birthday Club, Monday Bunch and Solway Fire Departments “Flamettes”. Betty was named Solway Township Volunteer of the Year in 2002 and was St. Louis County’s Senior Citizen of the Year in 2006, the same age her mother Anna won the award in 1984. Louis County Fair. She enjoyed watching sports, especially the Minnesota Twins, Vikings, and golf. She had a passion for reading, usually reading five or more novels a week. Like her mother, Betty was an excellent cook and fed her family on beef and vegetables from the Munger farm. Her husband once said: “Some people may have things we don’t, but NOBODY eats better than us”. She loved gardening all day and spent countless hours preserving and freezing canned vegetables the rest of the year.
The family would like to thank Yvonne Puhl for all the friendship and help she has shown Betty over the years. Special thanks to Pastor Stafford Thompson for stepping into your life at such an important time. The family also thanks the staff at St. Luke’s Hospital for their end-of-life care and all the staff at Edgewood Vista, where they have enjoyed living for the past three years.
Please no flowers. Hope Lutheran Church monuments in Munger are preferred.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Hope Lutheran Church on October 23, with a tour from 1:00 p.m. to the service and funeral at 2:00 p.m. Masks are required. Hope Lutheran Church is located at 4093 Munger Shaw Road at the intersection of Maple Grove Road and Munger Shaw Road in Munger.
Published by Legacy on October 14, 2021.
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