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Betty (Perry) Ure

May 6, 1924 — August 1, 2023


Betty Ure, 99, of Baker passed on August 1, 2023. Burial of her ashes will be at Marmarth City Cemetery with a memorial to be announced later.

A Toast to a long life well lived!

Betty Absella (Perry) Ure passed on from this world with her friends and loving caregivers at the Fallon County Medical Center in Baker by her side.

Betty was born to Iva and James Perry in Baker Mt. May 6th 1924. She grew up on the Perry family homestead with 4 sisters and 3 brothers; (Bernice, Dorthy, Patricia, Jo), (Lyle, James, Gary). She attended Ollie School and later graduated from Baker High. After high school her and her sister Dorthy ventured to Kansas and opened a restaurant in Wichita. There she met Ira Ure they were married and had two children Celeste (Helena MT) and Michael (Lynden WA). Along with her children she is survived by a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren that she truly loved and will certainly miss her very much.

Betty’s formative years growing up on the Perry ranch at Baker Montana gave her a perfect back ground for her Kansas farming life in Elk City. On the farm she worked very hard. Milking up to 14 cows twice a day and carrying 10 gallon cream cans around. Smart and resourceful Betty could do anything she put her mind to even building her own kitchen cabinets. She also worked at Electra Resistor plant and was a waitress at Woolworths in Independence Ks. Sundays she always made time to praise the Lord and be with family. She also taught Sunday school at the Christian Church.

In 1970 when the family farms were sold she went off on an adventure with her husband Ira to Eugene Oregon. During the week she was first mate and crew for Captain Ira on his Chris-Craft boat; probably the hardest job she ever had. On weekends she worked as a banquet waitress at the Thunderbird Inn.

Her sister Jo Summers and husband Roy offered her a job running their resort The Yellowstone Holliday at West Yellowstone on Hebron Lake. She said living there was the favorite layer of her life. Working there for 13 years.

In 1983 she moved to Marmarth ND. to help take care of her Mother while working with her brother and family on their goat dairy business. After Ira’s death Dec. 7, 1984 she bought a house next to her brother where she became the beloved Grandma Betty of the town. Her house was a favorite hangout for Grand kids and friends. She volunteered tutoring at the grade school and also worked at the Cedar Chest second hand store in Bowman. Church was always an important part of her life. She attended the Marmarth Bible Church regularly for years and was very close friends with Pastor Norman Rice. She will truly be missed my many.

To a life well lived!

Cheers Betty!

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