Betty Jane Teeter Adams

March 18, 1923August 24, 2011

Betty Jane Teeter Adams, 88, of Payette, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011 in Payette. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 3rd at Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel in Payette followed by a reception at the Scotch Pines Golf Course. Services are under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette. Condolences may be made to Betty’s family at Betty was born in Meridian, ID to Walter Lloyd Teeter and Nancy Davidson Teeter on March 18, 1923. She lived in Meridian, graduated from Meridian High School and worked in Boise as a telephone operator during WWII. Betty married Elden Adams in 1943. After WWII, Betty and Elden farmed in Meridian until they moved to Payette in 1951. Betty’s passion in life was her family – Elden; her children, Kay Carlson (Bob) in Seattle, Terry Adams (Darlene) in Ontario, and Coleen Hodson (Steve) in Boise; grandchildren Steve Carlson (Melissa), Ted Carlson (Suzanne) and great grandchildren, Ryan, David, Trevor, Kyla and Jill Carlson.

A huge thank you to all Betty’s good friends and family members who prayed with her, brought her good books, delicious deserts and told her funny stories. Also, kudos to the special people at Royal Villa Assisted Living for the love and care they provided to Betty over the past few years.

She was predeceased by her husband Elden in 2008 and by two brothers and two sisters, Raymond, Robert, Ethel Voorhees and Dorothy Teeter.

Memorial donations may be made to your favorite charity, c/o Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, P.O. Box 730, Payette, ID 83661, or do something extra nice for someone special in your life – Betty would like that!



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September 6, 2011

Terry, Kay & Colleen,
I was very sorry to hear of Betty's passing. Our family has spoken often over the years of all the Elk's fun and family time together. Elden was so very kind when Larry passed away, he helped us tremedously. We are keeping all of you in our throughts. Take care of each other. The Hughes Family

Leon & Kathy Maurice

September 3, 2011

We are thinking of you. You and your family are in our prayers.
Leon & Kathy

Midge Greif

September 3, 2011

Hi Colleen,
Sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. I would often visit her when I would go and see my Mom. I always enjoyed my visits with her, seeing photos of your family. God bless you and your family. Midge

Billy & Betty Carter

September 1, 2011

To the family:
Bil and I send our prayers, thoughts and love to you all. Your Mother was one of the kindest person we knew, she is now with your Dad, we miss them both. They will forever be in our hearts, We spent a lot of quality time being friends and our trips to High Valley for our Elk's outings and other events. May she rest in peace, be strong, because there was much strength in your Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grand Mother and friends to many! Our prayers and blessings.
Billy & Betty Carter

August 31, 2011

Betty's family,
Mike and I are very sorry to hear of your mom's passing and send our condolences to you all. Your Mother and Dad were deep inspirations in our hearts and lives since we first met them in 1972. They were family to us and we loved them both. Their influence on us has been life long and they will always be in our hearts and memories. Mike & Linda Paulin (New Plymouth, ID)

August 31, 2011

Kay, I'm sorry about the loss of your mom, you'll be in our thoughts and prayers! Love ya Laurie & Alan Sharp

Jim White

August 30, 2011

Coleen, So sorry for your loss. I really liked your mom and I will never forget her kindness to my mother in her last days. I will be thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

August 30, 2011

Kay -- on behalf of the Payette High School Class of 1961, we all extend our deepest sympathies. May memories of your Mom rest gently on your heart.

Merrily Weidner

August 29, 2011

Kay - my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Sharon Bergmann