5-7:00 P.M. Friday, March 14, 2014 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
10-11:00 A.M. Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Fargo.
6:30 P.M. Friday, March 14, 2014 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
11:00 A.M. Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Fargo.
Riverside Cemetery, Fargo.
Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
Betty Anne Emery Halverson, age 90, passed away at Bethany Retirement Living on Tuesday, March 11, 2014.
Betty Emery was born on November 17, 1923 at Gardner, ND to Freda and Carl Emery. The Emery family farmed in the Gardner area. She was baptized and confirmed at Nora Lutheran Church at Hendrum. Betty graduated from Gardner schools where she participated in music, drama, track, and played on the girls basketball team.
After graduating, she moved to Fargo and worked at Nabisco, and later at Honeywell in Minneapolis.
Betty was married to Irwin (Irv) Halverson in 1945 and they settled in Fargo. Betty was a stay-at-home Mom until her children were in school. She worked part-time at the neighborhood grocery store, before going to work for deLendrecies and Herbergers department stores for 31 years retiring in 1989. She was a long-time member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Betty and Irv were active in the Fargo VFW and volunteered their time at the VA hospital. Betty and Irv were great dancers and loved playing cards or cribbage with friends. Most of their travels were to visit relatives, however they had one very memorable trip to Hawaii, where they visited Pearl Harbor and paid their respects to brother John, who perished aboard the USS Arizona. Irv passed away in 1994.
Betty is survived by her sons, Ronald Halverson of St. Louis Park, MN; and Robert Halverson of Antelope, CA; her daughter, Connie (Mike) Walsh of Fargo; 7 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; her sister, Jean Emery of Fargo; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Betty had 3 sisters and two brothers – both brothers, Robert and John, died in WWII at the age of 23. Her sisters, Esther Bjornson of Milton, ND and Helen Mulvaney of Fargo, preceded her in death.