Elizabeth "Betty" Anhorn, 58, Bismarck, passed away Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in the company of family after a fight with advanced stage cancer.
Betty was born Jan. 24, 1954, in Lincoln, Neb. Betty graduated Parshall High School in 1972. She went on to receive her bachelor's degree from Minot State University and her master's of education degree at North Dakota State University. She worked as a licensed addiction counselor since receiving her master's degree. Her most notable and rewarding positions were at Burdick Job Corps Center of Minot, and as CSC Supervisor at United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck. She was especially active in student affairs, in particular the single parent programs at each facility. She had a lifelong love of gardening and sewing. She also cherished her time with her grandchildren.
Betty is survived by her children, Celeste (Chad) Martin, of Minot, Naomi Anhorn of Minot, and her grandchildren, Lainey and Samuel Martin; siblings, Pemina Yellowbird, Gene Archuleta, Frances Arneson, Nick (Mary Pat) Archuleta, Sophia (Lonnie) Berg, Felicia (Timothy) Jarski. She is also survived by a large extended family.
She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Ina (Beauchamp) Hall; grandfather, Edward "Pemmican" Hall; mother, Celeste (Hall) Witham; stepfather, Robert Witham; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Memorial services will be held Friday, Aug. 10, at 10 a.m., at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck.
Burial will take place at Congregational Cemetery, White Shield, on Friday, Aug. 10, at 5 p.m.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at Parkway Funeral Service. Cremation has taken place.
Memorial gifts may be made in Betty's name to the MedCenter One Oncology general fund, or MedCenter One Mandan Living Center (www.medcenterone.com/foundation/waysto give.asp).
Go to (www.parkwayfuneral.com) to share memories of Betty and sign the online guestbook.