Betty Tomcheck, of Great Falls, died of COPD on Jan. 4 at Deaconess Hospital in Billings.
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Cremation has taken place. Services are at a later date.
Betty was born in Helena and grew up in Townsend, where she attended school until graduating and then attended University of Montana in Missoula. She married Gene Lane in Townsend, in 1950 and together they raised four children, Bradley, Shelley, Kevin and Shireen. She was dearly loved by her two sons.
She later married Deaver Schramm, and they resided in Great Falls for many years following his deployment to Italy. Betty had many happy memories of Italy where they made many friends. Betty continued her residency in Great Falls until six months prior to her death. She enjoyed her many friends and her two cocker spaniels who made each day worthwhile until her recent hospitalizations. After leaving Great Falls, she resided with her niece, Tami Williams in Missoula and her son and daugher-in-law, Bradley and Nancy Lane in Glendive.
She is survived by her four children; and sister, Colleen Mitchell of Great Falls.
Published in Great Falls Tribune on Jan. 5, 2013