Betty Lou Corth was born August 31, 1928 to Leona Bell (Bare) and Fred Corth in Lewistown, Mt. She was raised in Roy, Mt. and a graduate of Roy High School. Betty worked for Mountain Bell for 37 years, serving in West Yellowstone, Miles City and Billings. Betty was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and served as president of the Yellowstone Valley AT&T Pioneers, as well as an honorary member of the Communications Workers of America. Betty was a member of the United Methodist Church and was baptized February 1, 1935 at Lewistown.
Betty is survived by her sister Shirley Grindheim, Lewistown, Mt. Her extended family including nieces and nephews Marilyn (John) Gervais, Roy, Mt.; Karen (Paul) Cicero, Houston, TX.; Cathy (Brian) Messina, Houston, TX.; Kimberly Knight, Houston, TX.; Janet (Terry) Fink, Raymond, MT.; Lyle (Barbara) Grindheim, Lewistown, MT.; Dr. John (Anita) Tate, Lebanon, TN.; Mary Chris (Tom) Seabold, Lake Arrowhead, CA.; James (Judy) Dunn, Long Beach, CA. Also surviving are special cousins Eddie and Marlene Bare, Billings, Mt., and very dear friends, Larry and Betty Cunningham of Salt Lake City. Betty had 15 great nieces and nephews and 9 great-great nieces and nephews.
Preceding Betty in death were her mother, father, sister Pauline Knight, brother Clayton Corth, twelve aunts and uncles, cousins, a great niece and her soul mate Les Dunn.
A memorial service will be held 10am Monday, September 23, 2013 at First United Methodist Church, 2800 Fourth Ave. North, Billings. Graveside service will follow at 3:30 p.m. in the Lewistown City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, the Roy Emergency Services Project, Roy, Mt. 59471, or RiverStone Health.