Betty Neidner Beye, 86, of Idaho Falls, passed away peacefully with her family by her side Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011. She was under hospice care.
Betty was born March 10, 1925, to Joseph and Zita Martin in Green Bay, Wis. The family later moved to Madison, Wis., where she received her elementary and secondary schooling.
She met and married Robert Neidner in Madison on June 25, 1949. They moved to Richland, Wash., and later to Idaho Falls, where they raised their six children. They were married for 26 years until Bob died of a heart attack in 1975 at the age of 50.
Again she found love. On Sept. 12, 1978, she married Robert Beye. They were married for 30 years. During their 30 years, they were Grandma and Grandpa to their 14 grandkids along with numerous others. She was known as Grandma Betty to many.
Betty loved to play bridge. She was involved with many bridge groups over the years. She also loved to crochet and bake. There were always fresh cookies when the family would stop by. She loved to play card games with the grandkids, but she could never win.
She was a member of the Catholic community. You could always find her at the 11 o'clock Mass. And after Mass, she could be found at Papa Tom's.
For the past three years, she resided at Lincoln Court. Six months after she and Bob moved in, Bob had an accident and passed away. The family would like to thank Lincoln Court for the wonderful home and comfort they have given to her these last two-and-a-half years.
The family would also like to thank Eastern Idaho Hospice. What wonderful people and a wonderful program.
Betty was preceded in death by her two husbands, Bob Neidner and Bob Beye; a son, Kenny Neidner; and a grandson, Steven Neidner.
She is survived by her five children: Bob (Carol) Neidner, Susie (David) Shrader, Patty (Blaine) Johnson, Jeannie Neidner, and Rick (Melissa) Neidner.
A funeral Mass will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at Christ the King Catholic Church, 1690 E. 17th St. in Idaho Falls, with Father Raul Covarrubias serving as celebrant. Burial will be in Fielding Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at Buck-Miller-Hann Funeral Home, 825 E. 17th St. in Idaho Falls.
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.buckmillerhann.com.