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Betty Gene Lamphier
December 18, 1929 - February 7, 2024

Place of Birth: Havre, Montana
Residence: Bismarck, North Dakota
Age: 94

Betty Gene Lamphier was born on December 18, 1929 in Havre, Montana to Mary Josephine “Josie” (Dufresne) and Mose Howard. They moved to Fairview when she was 3 years old and lived there until 1941, when they moved to Sidney for three years. In 1942 Betty and her family moved to Portland, Oregon where her dad worked in the shipyards. They moved back to Sidney in September 1945.

Betty met the love of her life, Paul Lamphier in 1946. Paul always said he didn’t know if Betty’s mother trusted him with her 16 year old daughter or not. She went with them on their first few dates and sat between them! Betty married Paul on September 21, 1946 in Fairview Montana and they moved to Malta Montana to work on a farm for a year before returning to Sidney in 1947. After another year they returned to Malta to rent a farm. 1951 found them back in Sidney.

They had 6 children. Betty worked at the Snowflake Bakery many years, also Community Memorial Hospital for a few months. In January 1981 she went to work at the El Ray Motel. In 1983 she and Paul moved into the Crestwood Inn where they both worked as Janitors. In July 1986 they moved into their forever home where they lived until Paul passed away in 1992. In 1994 when her children had all moved away from Sidney, Betty moved to Bismarck ND to be closer to family there.
She passed peacefully on February 7 at St. Gabriel’s Skilled Nursing Community in Bismarck, where she had lived the last few years.

Betty is survived by her daughters, Paulette(Lyle) Larson, Terrii Lamphier, Bretta Lamphier, Libby (Sky) Thomson and her son Kirk (Paula) Lamphier and 13 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 9 great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Paul and a son Kevin.

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Milo and Debbie Lamphier (Thompson Falls, MT)
Feb 11, 2024
Sincere condolences to Betty's family. I have many fond memories of time spent with cousins at Paul and Betty's house when we were kids. Didn't always stay out of trouble but never doubted that we were loved anyway. Go with God Aunt Betty and may God bless your many descendants.
Chole Crosby (Sidney, MT)
Feb 12, 2024
I am very sorry for your loss. Betty and Paul lived next to my folks in Sidney for many years. I also worked with Betty at Snowflake Bakery when I was in High School. She was a very nice lady. May our Lord continue to give you strength and comfort. God Bless.
Marilyn Conery (Somerville, TN)
Feb 16, 2024
I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that God gives you comfort and peace. Love, Marilyn
Tammy Jensen (Camas, WA)
Feb 19, 2024
Our deepest condolences to all of you. Rest in peace Aunt Betty.
Joey Lamphier (Los Angeles, CA)
Feb 19, 2024
Thank you for always being there, for making us feel loved and safe and well taken care of, for being a wonderful mother to your kids, for loving Dad as much as you did, and for creating our family. You and Dad were our rock, our foundation. You will be missed so much as you take the next step on the road to eternity. The memories we hold deep in our hearts will keep you alive forever. The world has gotten a little dimmer with your passing. Rest in peace, Mom; go to God surrounded by the love of your family and friends forever.