Beth Ann “Betty” Martinson, 90 of Billings, passed away Friday, January 4, 2012 at St. John’s Lutheran Nursing Home with her family at her side.
The daughter of Michael and Catherine Hauk, Betty was born October 19, 1922 in Terry Montana. She married Walter H. Martinson in Miles City January 3, 1941. During WWII they lived in Florida while Walter served in the Navy. Following his discharge they returned to Billings where they operated a family business for 50 years. Betty later operated a home day care.
Betty loved to dance, enjoyed cooking and baking and spending time with her family.
Walter preceded her in death, February 2, 1995. Also preceding her in death are her parents, Catherine and Mike Hauk, 2 sons, Bruce and Jerris, daughter-in-law Vicki Martinson, son-in-law Michael Spelman, 2 brothers, Buck and Micky, 2 sisters, Lucy and Pearl and a grandson Bryan Martinson.
Survivors include 3 daughters, Donna (Russ) Neuheardt of Billings, Vickie Spelman of Red Lodge and Debbie (Greg) Turner of Billings, brother Don Hauk, 2 sisters, Catherine “Peaches” Feldman and Karol Willardson, 11 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.
The family extends their sincere heartfelt thanks to the staff of St. John’s Lutheran Nursing Home for the excellent care provided to Betty.
Vigil services will be held 7pm Wednesday, January 9th at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary. The funeral mass will be held 10am Thursday, January 10th at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church with rite of committal in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Special Olympics.