Ray Betty, 73

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Raymond L. (Ray) Betty, 73, of Glenns Ferry, died Wednesday, April 13, 2005, with his family close by.

Services were held Monday, April 18, at First Baptist Church of Glenns Ferry. A committal service followed at Glenns Rest Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Rost Funeral Home.

Raymond was born Dec. 31, 1931, in Pocatello, to Raymond B. Betty and LaRee Morgan Betty.

Ray attended school in Idaho and while attending school helped on the family farms.

His last school was King Hill High School where he met Juanita Chloe Hitesman. They married on Sept. 28, 1950, and raised five children.

Ray was an avid fisherman, hunter and" just liked getting outdoors either working in his garden or walking with his dog (Buffy). Ray was a devoted Christian, and a loving husband, father and grandfather," his family said.

Ray is survived by: his wife, Juanita, of Glenns Ferry; two sons, Dennis of Nampa and Avery of Glenns Ferry; three daughters, Melody and her husband, Victor, Henscheid, Holly and her husband, Dave Buffington, all of Nampa, and Carolyn and her husband, Jonathan Shippy, of Marsing; one sister, Donna, and her husband, Don Garner, of New Port, Wash.; 25 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by both parents, one son, Matt, two brothers, and one sister.

Memorial contributions may be made in Ray's name to First Baptist Church, 417 S. Oneida, Glenns Ferry, ID 83623.