A Funeral Service for Betty Smith of Warroad, MN will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2023 at 11:00AM at the Warroad Baptist Church in Warroad, MN. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Warroad, MN.
Betty Smith passed away at her home in Warroad, MN on December 21, 2022 at the age of 84.
Betty Joyce Gohr was born August 21, 1937 in Sultan, WA to Fred and Esther (Coulter) Gohr. She was the fifth of seven children. She graduated from Sultan High School.
In 1955 she met her best friend, Rosa Maries’, best friend Wilburs; Best Friend Ward. Three years later, said Best Friend became her BEST FRIEND! Betty and Ward Smith were married September 12, 1958 in Snohomish, WA.
In May of 1963, Sharon arrived and in February of 1966, Glen completed the family.
Betty worked as a dental assistant in Washington. After moving to Minnesota in 1967, she worked at Marvin Windows for a short time. After Marvins, she began a career at the Warroad Care Center which continued for the next 35 years.
Betty and Ward lived and raised their family on a small farm south of Warroad. Many of her favorite hobbies and things she loved most were right there at home, including her vegetable and flower gardens, song birds and assorted farm animals. She loved being a member of the garden club. She also enjoyed sewing, crocheting, embroidery and knitting. She adored all of her grandkids and great-grandkids. Above all she had a love for God that carried her through life.
Betty is survived by her daughter Sharon (Stacy) Spina, her son Glen (Angela) Smith; six grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; sister Bonnie; brother Bob; three sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law.
She was preceded in death by her parents Fred and Esther (Coulter) Gohr; siblings Gerald, Ralph, Dennis and Shirley; and her husband Ward.
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