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1935 Betty 2020

Betty Jean Jeffres

November 17, 1935 — June 29, 2020

Betty (Forell) Jeffres passed away at Valley Vista Care Center in Sandpoint on Monday, June 29th, 2020.


A celebration of Life Potluck will be held at the home of Jim and Jola Forell on July 18th at 1:00pm.


Betty was born in November 7, 1935 and raised in Sandpoint, the daughter of Harold  E. and Lois V. Forell.  She attended Bonner County Schools.   After high school, she started work with the Bonner County School District and was employed there for many years.  She married Ernest ‘Dale’ Jeffres on April 30, 1966 in Coeur d’Alene. Idaho.  Dale and Betty established D&B Appliance Repair and included Betty’s Reliable Bookkeeping Service, with that, in 1978.


Betty and Dale enjoyed their lives together, raising Dale’s horses, rodeos, she cooking for Dale’s hunting trips, camping, boating, fishing and RVing.  She loved country music, dancing, gardening, flowers, family potlucks and holiday celebrations, many that were held at Betty and Dale’s beautiful property in Sunnyside.


Surviving are two step-children, Randy Jeffres and Jill (Frank) Palmer.  Also seven step grandchildren, 17 great step grandchildren and five great great step grandchildren.  Also siblings, Velma Nelson, Carol (Gary) Millard, Larry (Anna) Forell and Jim (Jola) Forell.  There are, as well, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.


Betty is preceded in death by her husband Dale, step-daughter Bobbi Jo Davis, her parents Harold and Lois, sister Della Bricker and brothers Delmer “Buddy” Forell and Daymond Forell.


A special thanks to Valley Vista staff for the loving care Betty received.

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