Betty Jo Lindeken

February 2, 1932May 26, 2019

Mitchell, NE – Betty Jo Lindeken, a long-time resident of Scottsbluff County passed away on Sunday, May 26th, 2019 at her residence. Betty was born Betty Jo Braddock in Chadron NE on February 2nd, 1932 to George and Helen Braddock (Helen Sager) Betty attended primary school in Chadron and then furthered her education at Colorado State University for two years. Betty married George Lindeken on March 7th, 1952 in Fort Collins, Colorado. They made their home in Gering Nebraska, later moving to Mitchell Nebraska where they built their dream home. Betty was an animal lover, which was evident by the kindness she showed towards all animals. Betty was a member of Beta Sigma Phi, The Humane Society, The Prairie Driving Club and many other charitable organizations. She was preceded in death by her parents George and Helen, son Eric and husband George. Betty is survived by her son, Chuck Lindeken (Laurie) of Loveland CO, sister Jean Hofmann (George) of Johnston IA, Granddaughters Kimberly Lindeken of Wellington CO, Katie Nixon (Richard) of Fort Collins CO, Grandsons Eric Lindeken of Gering NE, and Eddie Lindeken of Minatare NE and two great-grandsons. Viewing and visitation for family and friends will be held on June 3rd, 2019 from 3-6 pm at the Gering Memorial Chapel. Funeral services for Betty will be held on June 4th, 2019 at 10 am at the Gering Memorial Chapel with internment directly following at 130 pm in Chadron NE at the Greenwood Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers please donate to The Panhandle Humane Society in Betty’s name. Online condolences may be left at


  • Charles Lindeken, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Edward Lindeken, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Eric Lindeken, Honorary Pallbearer
  • David Lindeken, Honorary Pallbearer

  • Panhandle Humane Society


  • Visitation Monday, June 3, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, June 4, 2019
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, June 4, 2019


Betty Jo Lindeken

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David Atwood

May 30, 2019

Betty was such a kind, inquisitive, wondering observer of all aspects of God's creation. She was full of stories of her travels and the birds she had seen there, and the music she heard, and the churches she visited, and the artwork she saw, how it felt to be there in that moment in time. We had only about 2 things in common, Travel and Chickens, but it was enough to always have an interesting conversation with her. She always struck me as a person that felt blessed and really relished being alive every day. She never failed to notice beauty in nature and particularly in animals. She could read the personality of animals like they were human. She could have 30 chickens in front of her, squawking and pecking around and would see that one of them was acting differently than usual, and might be favoring its left leg or whatever, and then she would know just what to do to nurse it back to health. She had a lot of room in heart for all kinds of people and animals and things, and loved trinkets, and interesting antiques, and things that other people created, sculpted, painted, or built. There really wasn't much she didn't appreciate. I'll always remember that about her.