IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Betty Fern Evans, 94, Idaho Falls, Idaho, died Nov. 27, 2016, at Morning Star Senior Living.
Visitation was Dec. 1 at Buck Miller Hann Funeral Home, Idaho Fall, Idaho, followed by funeral services.
Betty was born Dec. 10, 1921, in Belden, the daughter of Roy and Grace Roland. In high school, she was an honor student and enjoyed playing basketball. She won a competitive regent’s fullfee scholarship to University of Nebraska, Lincoln. She completed teacher training and taught for two years. She married Merle Evans Jan. 31, 1942, and lived in California and Texas, while he served in World War II.
After the war, the couple farmed in Nebraska before moving to Idaho in 1952 and farming in New Sweden until 1966. She later worked in potato packing plants and the Sacred Heart Hospital emergency room. In 1970, Betty fulfilled a lifelong dream and attended nursing school at Sacred Heart Hospital.
She worked at Sacred Heart Hospital, Parkview Hospital, and Eastern Idaho Medical Center, serving primarily in the pediatric unit. She retired at age 72.
She was a member of Saint Paul’s Methodist Church and enjoyed volunteering there for various activities. For the past three years she enjoyed living at Morning Star Senior Living and viewed the staff there as part of her family.
Her immediate family greatly appreciated the dedicated care she received there and at Compass Home Health and Hospice. Her husband passed away in 1971. She is survived by children Gail Charette, Diamond Bar, Calif.; Greg (Laura) Evans, Pocatello, Idaho; Carol (Albert) Seefried, Shelley, Idaho; Cindy (Roger)
Roe, Yakima, Wash.; and Mark Evans, Reno, Nev.; nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.