Betty Jane Schroeder-Moffitt, age 90, died August 30, 2013 at the Palmer Pioneer Home.
A Celebration of Life will be held October 12, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Lazy Mountain Bible Church in Palmer, with a reception following.
Betty was born August 7, 1923 in Seattle, Washington to Elmer Henry and Margaret (Westerman) Schroeder. She graduated from Queen Anne High School in 1941. Betty came to Alaska in 1947; becoming a permanent resident in 1949. She worked for the Alaska Railroad, Alaska Airlines, Alaska Sales and Service, and Union Oil. Betty married Leonard Earl Moffitt on December 14, 1952. They co-owned and operated Moffitt Dairy farm in Palmer from 1946-1986.
Her family wrote: "Betty Schroeder Moffitt adventurously moved to the frontier territory of Alaska. There, Betty met Leonard Moffitt and married into a dairy farm. She was a devoted and industrious wife, mother, grandmother and godmother. Betty worked with Leonard on the farm, doing the bookwork and payroll, as well as all the cooking for her family and the hired hands. She successfully raised five active children while being very involved in many social organizations (Highway Church of God; Women of the Moose
Chapter 942; Emblem Club #338; Pioneers of Alaska Aux 11; Mat-Su Republican Women's Club and Christian Business Woman's Club) and with her hobbies. Betty was active in her church and maintained a personal relationship with Jesus. Betty was a loyal friend and maintained long-term close relationships with childhood friends, her many Alaska friends as well as family members. Betty suffered through the devastating changes wrought by Alzheimer's disease, living almost ten years in the Palmer Veterans and Pioneer Home. There she received exemplary and compassionate care. We are very grateful to the employees of the Pioneer Home for their dedicated assistance. We will see Betty again Somewhere over the rainbow' "
Betty is survived by daughters and their spouses, Linda Moffitt (Candace Hiner) Anchorage; Dianne (Scott) Johnson, Palmer; and Wendy (Aaron) Hanson, Wasilla; sons, Steven Moffitt, Cordova and Tracy (Kathy) Moffitt, Palmer; step-daughter, Lisa (John) Ruccidlo, Phoenix, AZ; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; and two nieces, Maureen Alewine, Rockville, MD and Christine Schroeder, Mill Creek, WA.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and brother, Donald Wesley Schroeder.
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Arrangements by Cremation Society of Alaska; please see full obituary at: www.alaskacremation.com