Ida Paulina Betz |

Ida Paulina Betz

Ida Paulina Betz, 85, died at her home Feb. 18, 2008.

Born Nov. 14, 1922, in Golden Valley, N.D., Ida grew up on the farmlands of North Dakota and later moved to Seattle.

She met her lifelong sweetheart, Bud Betz, in Seattle and they married in 1946. Bud brought her back to his home in Marble, where they lived until moving to Glenwood Springs.

Ida was a creative and loving homemaker. She loved gardening, especially her flowers. African violets were her passion. Like Johnny Appleseed, she shared flower seeds with many of her family and friends.

She is survived by daughters Sharon Shelton of Dillon and Bonnie Bull of Grand Junction; granddaughter Amanda Doster of Wamego, Kan.; great-granddaughters Kathryn and Grace of Wamego; sisters Martha Collett of Port Orchard, Wash., Anna Weil and Freida Tschaekofske of Hazen, N.D.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; and grandson Gregory Garner.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Lutheran Church and School of Messiah, 840 North 11th, Grand Junction, CO or the Hospice and Palliative Care of the Western Slope, 2754 Compass Drive, Suite 377, Grand Junction, CO 81504.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. at the Messiah Lutheran Church in Grand Junction. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, at the church.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2008, at Rosebud Cemetery in Glenwood Springs.

Martin Mortuary has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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