Betty Mae Schober
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September 17, 1930 - March 23, 2013
Betty Mae Schober passed away on March 23, 2013, after a long battle with fibromyalgia, at a hospital in Meridian, ID. Daughter of William and Mary Plush, Betty was born on September 17, 1930, in McIntosh, South Dakota. Her family moved to Nampa, ID in 1943. She started her education at Central Elementary and then graduated from Nampa High School in 1947. She married Wesley R. Schober on December 22, 1948, and began to build a family together. In these early years she worked as a bank teller, at Amalgamated Sugar, later transitioning to homemaker and working to support the growing family farming operation.
Betty could be found driving tractor, overseeing the farm accounts, and spent 25 years running corn detasseling crews. Music was a large part of her life playing the accordion, piano, and organ for several churches. Betty also remained active in many local civic groups by supporting Nampa Christian Schools annual auction, the Christian Woman's Club, and the Nampa Civic Center Auxiliary.
Betty is survived by her husband Wesley Schober of 64 years, her four children and spouses. Daughter Joan and Allen Sundsmo of Grand Rapids, MI, daughter Jeanette Schober, son Roger and Christy Schober, and son Robb and Jackie Schober, all of Nampa, ID. Granddaughter Drs. Joy and Brett Farley of Modesto, CA, grandson Aaron and Kaarli Sundsmo of Nairobi, Kenya, granddaughter Dr. Alecia Sundsmo of Carlisle, PA, granddaughter Brittany Schober, and grandson Ryan Schober, both of Nampa, ID. Great grandchildren include Garrett, Bryce, and Griffin Farley and Kaleb Sundsmo.
A viewing will be held for family and friends on Tuesday, March 26, from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Nampa Funeral Home, Yraguen Chapel. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 27, at Nampa First Church of the Nazarene at 11:00 a.m.
Flowers may be sent to Nampa Funeral Home or memorial donations made in honor of Betty Schober to Nampa Christian Schools, 11920 W. Flamingo Ave., Nampa, ID 83651. Thank you to Liberty Dialysis and Dr. Mary Dittrich for all of their loving care and support over the last three years.
Nampa Funeral Home Yraguen Chapel
415 12th Avenue South
Nampa, ID 83651
Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Mar. 25, 2013