Betty was born January 19, 1929, at Glen-

Betty was born January 19, 1929, at Glendive MT, the daughter of Henry and Dorothy
(Diese) Boe. She grew up in Williston, ND. Betty
ushered at the Grand Theatre and graduated from
Williston High School. She eloped with George
Hayden on New Year’s Day of 1947; they recently
celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. They
resided in Williston for twelve years during which
time she worked as a waitress at the Club Missouri. The family relocated to Watford City in 1959, floating the
house they built together across the river by the Mendenhall Ferry. It was moved south of Watford City and is still their home today. Betty worked for the McKenzie County Treasurer’s Office for
twenty three years. George and Betty have four children, George Jr.
(Corky), Dorothy, Lana, and Sharon.
Betty enjoyed her family, friends and especially her Sunday
outings with her “Popsie”, the love of her life. Her favorite activities
included bowling, bingo, nickel and quarter slots, stitchery, word
searches, and cards with friends. Many fun times were had with her
friends and family at their cabin at McKenzie Bay. You would
sometimes see her paddling around in “BJ’s Yacht”, her paddle boat,
or fishing from the pontoon.
Betty seldom missed any of her kids’ and grandchildren’s’
activities. She was one of their biggest fans. She enjoyed her flowers
and the company of her many friends, and she always had the coffee
pot on for their visits. Sugar dog and Hunnie Doodle, her two favorite pets, held a special place in her heart.
Betty died on Friday, April 27, 2012 at the McKenzie County
Hospital in Watford City, ND.
Betty is survived by her loving and devoted husband, George,
her children: son, Corky (Marla) Hayden, Watford City, daughters,
Dorothy (Mike) Anderson, Lana (Rod) Miller, both of Surprise, AZ,
and Sharon (Rocky) Prestangen, Watford City; grandchildren, Todd
(Stephanie) Hayden, Lisa (Troy) Heupel, Jodi (Bill) Hanson, Jim
(Drew) Anderson, Wendy Essl, Reena (Leon) Splane, Keith Miller,
Erik (Sarah) Prestangen, Elyce (Fiancé Tyler Linseth) Prestangen;
fourteen great grandchildren; brothers, Lawrence Boe, Williston and
Henry Boe, Fargo.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters,
Lorene Johnson, Doris Roane and Karen Worcester.
A mother’s love
gives us
our first glimpse
of heaven.
I have fought the good fight,
I have finished the race,
I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7
In Memory Of
Betty J. Hayden
I'm Free
Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free
I'm following the path God has laid you see.
I took His hand when I heard Him call
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work, to play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way
I found that peace at the close of day.
If my parting has left a void
Then fill it with remembered joys.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
O yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow
My life's been full, I savored much
Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief,
Lift up your hearts and peace to theeGod wanted me now: He set me free...
Author Unknown
January 19, 1929
Glendive, Montana
April 27, 2012
Watford City, North Dakota
Memorial Mass
2:00 PM, Friday, May 4, 2012
Epiphany Catholic Church
Watford City, North Dakota
Father John Pfeifer
Kathy Taylor
Caroline Schwartz
Honorary Casketbearers
All of Betty’s many friends and family
Rollie Dahl
O’dean Bendixson
By Cremation
Lunch will be served in the church
fellowship hall following services
You may share your remembrances and condolences
with the family at the Fulkerson Funeral Home website