The Hutchens Family
Our thoughts and our prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Betty was such a special person and we thank you for sharing "Grandma" with us.
She always loved to talk about her kids and grandkids - you were all obviously her greatest pride in life.
Let us know if you need anything. May your memories and the knowledge that Betty is in the loving arms of God and at peace give you comfort.
All our love,
The Hutchens Family
Im sorry I cant be here in person today to help say goodbye to Betty although we did say goodbye many many years ago. We had been high school sweethearts, two teenagers in love doing all the fun times with the gang at the local malt shop, fun groups of us going to the beach. San Diego High School in those days was a happy place to not only learn but also a place of many school activities. I remember how proud I always was at the school dances and especially at our senior Prom. She was always the sweetest, cutest and prettiest girl in the hall it was one of the happiest and most fun time of my life but like so many teen love affair after graduation we went our separate ways. I into the Army she into marriage. Years later while she was in Southern California visiting relatives, she met some of her old high school girl friends and some how my name come up, they found my name in the phone book and dared her to give me a call, she did. We brought each other up to date on whats been happening in our lives and remembering the happy times when we were young. Well one thing led to the other and I finally got to meet Doug and Barbara and over the years my wife Ramona and I have enjoyed getting to know them and have become close to them and feel like we are part of the family. So dear Betty, thank you for the sweet memories and go with God.
Betty was a special person and I know that she loved all of her kids and aunts and uncles. I remember fond times going to her house as a youth. Your mom always treated me kindly and always had a big smile when I saw her. I know that she will be missed but never forgotten. Betty Jean is in the hands of the lord now and feels no pain
and will continue to live in the hearts of those that love her.
Timothy R. Bonine, M.D.
Betty had a heart of gold. It was my privilege to know her.
Gary and MaryRoberts
Had the pleasure of meeting Betty once. she was a sweet lady .Prayers for her family during this difficult time.
Though we only knew you for a brief time, we are the better for it!
The Russo Family
Although we knew Betty for only a short time, we could tell the love she shared for her family was deep. We will mostly remember the times that she would come and watch her grandsons play baseball. We were all blessed to have known her. May she rest in peace now that she is home.
Dear Grandma, since the days I could remember, you have been on my mind everyday! We loved having you in Sandpoint for the last 4 years. From baseball to basketball to football to just family gatherings, I always loved having you in my life! I'm sad to see you go! But you are in the best place imaginable! I love you so much Grandma and can't wait to see you again! Love Your Grandson, Alex Feyen
May precious memories of your mom bring you comfort. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Heaven has receoved another Sweetheart of an Angle.
We will miss you but will soon see you again.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family especially Hans, Tami and the boys.
Robert and Hope MacIntyre
Dear Hans, Thank you for being a son who considers it an honor to open his home to his Mother. We are sure Betty appreciated being with family. What a very nice biography. Blessings,
#635 TDBn Friends, Bob/Hope
Eddo Hans Feyen III
My heart is filled with sadness and disbelief. There are many things I could say about you here today but the most important thing is thank you
for my life
for always being there anytime I needed you (usually without question)
for supporting me and sticking up for me even when I was wrong
for saying "I Love You" every time I saw you.
for the laughter and bringing smiles to my face and for the smiles to come when I think about you.
for giving me a bag full of groceries every time I came
home to visit
for fried chicken and cube steak with gravy with rice
for teaching me to be kind, loving, generous and polite
for being my biggest fan
for protecting me
for allowing me to be a kid and to just have fun
for allowing me the honor and privilege of caring for you
for showing me youíre not perfect and even the best make mistakes
for your unconditional love
I am blessed to have been able to be part of you, to have known you and to have been loved by you.
I canít wait until the day we meet again. Until then, I know youíll be watching over us all.
I will forever love you and forever miss you.
The day I met her at Hans house, I knew she was a woman of great pride and exceptional love for her family. She was very easy going and nothing seemed to surprise her. But then again after meeting all of her sons, I realized why nothing surprised her. She was a very understanding soul and the twinkle in her always reminded me that the love she shared with all the people she met was true, authentic and that part of her was God that shined through her. She was a wonderful woman, mother and friend to so many. She will truly be missed.
Grandma Betty, you were such a fun and vibrant person to grow up around and I have wonderful memories that are never forgotten. Always full of hugs and smiles. Watching Mt. St. Helens rumble and vent from your deck. The amazing things you found at estate and yard sales. Your kindness and generosity. The beautiful flower arrangements you did for my wedding, especially the orchid bridal bouquet. Miss you. I'm glad you're at peace now in your new heavenly home.
we loved you, betty...
We have been blessed to know Betty. We will always hold her memory in our hearts.
Lesley J Woods
Prayers and Hugs to all of you! What a beautiful photo of Betty and wonderful article. She was loved and will be remembered always! Wish I could be there to be some comfort during this difficult time. With much love, Lesley
I was honored to know Betty through my uncle Tom, her late husband. We had lots of fun visits with them. I am so sorry for her loss, but she is at peace and has probably found a casino in heaven! Bless your family, Hans, you did a wonderful job caring for her and loving her all the way!
You were always there when I needed you , you supported me in so many ways . There were times when things were hard and I didn't understand but you helped me realize what was important in life and to go on no matter what obstacles came up and to overcome them .I will miss you so very much , but know that you are always with me.
All my love
Lois and Bob Smith
An interesting bio that covered some of the areas that Bob also covered: Hawaii, Navy, San Diego, Balboa Park (Zoo), Idaho. A pleasant visit at the Rose Garden in Portland with Hans introducing us. Keep Smiling.
Larry and Ann Sundin
Betty we loved you
Our neighbor, or friend, our vaction buddy, went on many vacations together, we as neighbors had many fun times together, and our kids growing up together, we where so close at one special time in our lives, glade to hear you had so many grandkids to share your life with..
We'll miss you, but having so many Fantastic memories you'll always be alive in our hearts, all our love.
Larry and Ann Sundin
I never met Betty, but in a strange way she was still part of my life. Doug, I am sorry for you, nothing can prepare you for the loss of a mother.