Mrs. Betc han died of natural causes on Feb. 16, at Heritage Assisted Living in Boise.
She was born July 27, 1918, to Emil and Elsie Hirt at Gay Hill.
She married Jesse F. Betchan on April 21, 1938, in Cameron and they moved to California soon after to find work.
They worked side by side at odd jobs and established a work pattern that stayed with them the rest of their lives.
In 1949, the Betchans moved to Idaho where they spent the rest of their lives.
Sur v ivors are a daughter, Phyllis Whitley of Seattle, Washington; two sons, Ron Betchan and Jerr y Betchan of Boise, Idaho; a son and daughter-inlaw, Gary and Becky Betchan of Colorado Springs, Colorado; two grandchildren, Shane Whitley of Seattle, Washington, Anna Tanrei Betchan of Colorado Springs, Colorado; a sister, Marjorie Hirt Brown of Taylor; and three brothers, Melvin Hirt and wife Betty of Thorndale, Robert Hirt and wife Dorothy of Taylor, Royce Hirt and wife Artie of Rockdale.