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Betty Shull

October 17, 1928 - December 08, 2016


Boulger Funeral Home

Betty Shull

October 17, 1928 - December 08, 2016


Betty Ann Shull, age 88 of Fargo passed away peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 at Eventide Nursing Home in Fargo. Betty was born Oct. 17, 1928 in Edmore, North Dakota to Emory and Rachel (Richardson) Botsford. Her parents moved to Sarles, North Dakota when she was 1 year old. She attended school to 8th grade at Sarles, she was a Girl Scout, confirmed and baptized Presbyterian.

She moved to Grand Forks in June 1969 and went to work at K-Mart then transferred to K-Mart in Fargo in 1979 to be near her daughter Carole and family. She retired from K-Mart in 1994; then worked part time at Dollar Stores in Fargo after 30 years with K-Mart.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, William; sisters, Beverly and Doreen; granddaughter, Rachel Beier; and grandson, Chad Clark.

Betty is survived her daughter, Carole (Bill) Steinhorst of Baraboo, Wisc., Agnes (John) Beier of West Fargo, Sandra (Echo) Jensen of Kingman, Arizona; son, Alvin (Yolanda) Clark of Colorado Springs; sisters, Agnes Schultheis of Bremerton, Washington; brother, Gary Botsford of Apache Junction, Arizona as well as 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandsons as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

At her request, there will be no services. In lieu of sending flowers, the family suggests that you open a bottle of fine wine (it actually can be cheap wine, she wouldn’t complain) and toast her wonderful life.


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13 responses to “Betty Shull”

  1. Barb Lunde says:

    Lots of fun memories come flooding back as I think of your mom, and all of you, and the time you spent with all of us in Hampden! That was the “good ‘ol days” for all of us! I remember your mom’s good cooking at the cafe and your family living upstairs! It was great growing up with all of you! May your memories of your mom make you smile after your tears have dried! Love, sympathy and prayers from Barb and Richard Lunde

  2. Maggie Landeck says:

    My love and prayers to Bette’s family, especially our dear friend, Carol, from Baraboo, WI. We have heard about their last visit together. What an awesome goodbye to a lovely lady. RIP Bette

  3. Dennis Hansel says:

    Sorry for your loss.

  4. Steve and Pat Ivesdal says:

    Steve and Pat Ivesdal

    She was a very generous, hard working and fun Lady. I will always remember the time she and the Clark family saved me and my two buddies from the March 66 storm. She gave us beds to sleep in and fed us for three days. I think we played 276 hands of Hearts. I don’t know what would have happened to us were it not for her generosity and kindness. We probably would have frozen to death in the car.

    Our family always looked forward to the Clark’s visiting us on the farm, lots of good times and memories. My parents had the highest respect for she and Alvin, and we always enjoyed having both Alvin’s helping us on the farm.

    For me she was a great cousin and I know she was a great Mother. She was always my Mother’s favorite. We will definitely fulfill her wishes and bend an elbow in having a toast to her great life.

  5. butch mac arthur says:

    there goes my google live historian of events of sarles. Betty would email with news of who passed before the media printed it from sarles. a really nice lady . just like her mother Rachael was. i got a few free hamburgers from Rachael growing up in sarles . i very much appreciated that. Betty ann was like a sister, caring and very funny. good jokes also. will miss you betty. sorry for your loss to her family. butch mac arthur

  6. Jenny Heimark says:

    I worked with Betty at Kmart and there were days we had so much fun. Did tricks on each other. She was one of the best people to be around. I have often thought about her and wondered where she was.The last time I seen her was at a birthday party for her. She will be missed and I for one will have a drink in her honor.
    RIP Betty

  7. Tanya Menke says:

    Betty was a very spunky gal. I truly enjoyed talking with her and working along side her. She will be greatly missed.

  8. Andy & Gerri Schweitzer says:

    we enjoyed her here at fieldstone village she was the life of the party.

  9. Benora Bernier says:

    My sincerest sympathy to all of Betty’s Family.
    She will be missed.

    Benora Bernier

  10. Agnes Beier says:

    Mommie…a week ago today at NOON you passed away….MISS YOU SO MUCH but you are free of pain now.LOVE and MISS YOU…

  11. Kristie Myers says:

    I am Agnes’ neighbor and often heard her speak about her mom. She sounds like she was a wonderful woman who touched many peoples’ lives. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family as I know she will be missed tremendously.

  12. Agnes Beier says:

    Mommie….I’m so lonesome without you ….I’m SAD but knowing you are in a better place…PAIN FREE…LOVE and MISS YOU…

  13. Lili Clark Whyte says:

    When married to Betty’s son, Alvin, she taught me that it’s okay to live life and loosen up. Betty & I had many conversations. She predicted the birth if not son, Adam, before even a test.
    Betty loved life and laughter. I’m so glad we crossed paths. Rest well, Betty-Mom.

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