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Betty L. Wilson, 84 Sidney, MT


December 11, 2019 | View PDF

Betty L. Wilson

Funeral services for Betty L. Wilson, 84, of Sidney were held on Wednesday, December 4 at 10 a.m. at Fulkerson-Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Sidney, MT with Pastor Tony SiFuentes officiating. Visitation was Tuesday, December 3 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with a public family service that started at 4 p.m. at Fulkerson-Stevenson Memorial Chapel. Interment was in Sidney Cemetery, Sidney, MT under the care of Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home of Sidney. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at

Betty Lou Goldsmith Wilson was born February 2, 1935 on Ground Hog's Day to Everett and Ruth (Clark) Goldsmith at home southeast of Fairview, Montana. She only weighted 4-1/2 pounds at birth, and slept in a dresser drawer.

Betty went to grade school in Ridgelawn and Crane, and then graduated from Sidney in 1953. After graduation Betty worked at the Co-op Café, babysat for her sister, and then worked at the Snowflake Bakery.

On December 27, 1967 she married LaVern Wilson, and became a housewife on the farm they shared west of Crane.

In 1982 they moved to Clarksville, TN, and lived there awhile. They moved back to Montana and went to work at the Waters Ranch in Richey, MT. Because of health problems, she moved back to Fairview, Montana. In 2006 Betty moved to Crestwood and lived there for 10 years, and then due to declining heath she moved to Extended Care in 2016.

Betty loved to play Bingo, crochet, color, draw, do word puzzles, cook, bake, do crafts, and attend class reunion lunches once a month. She will be greatly missed by many.

Betty passed away Friday evening, November 29 at Sidney Health Center, Sidney, MT.

Betty is survived by her children; JoEllen (Perry) Bartles of Sidney, Jim (Connie Kilen) Goldsmith of Dickinson, ND, and Jon (Nora) Wilson of Sidney, her grandchildren Samantha of Billings, Baylee of Fairview & Johna Goldsmith of Hardin, Eric, Kyle & Ashley Wilson, and Josh (Amanda) Bartles all of Sidney, her great-grandchildren Aiden Anderson of Fairview, Malachi Goldsmith and Bo BigHair JR of Hardin, Faith, Hope & Paisley Bartles all of Sidney, her brother John Goldsmith of Great Falls, and sister-in-law Arlene (John) McCordy of Clarksville, TN.

Betty is preceded in death by her parents, Ruth & Everett Goldsmith, her husband, LaVern Wilson, her sister Jean (Pete) Pfau, her brother, Dick (Mary) Goldsmith, and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and other family.


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