Betty Kay Aguirre

April 10, 1943August 20, 2012

Betty Kay Aguirre slipped silently to heaven on August 20, 2012, while at home. Betty was born in Provo, Utah, on April 10, 1943. She was the second oldest of nine children, moving to American Falls, Idaho, where she was raised. Betty met Frank Aguirre in high school in American Falls. They were married July 9, 1959, and were married for 26 years, being parted by Frank’s death. Together they raised a family of 1 boy and 5 girls. Betty’s personality was outgoing and personable, which made for the perfect fit for her to make a career as a waitress. She had a faithful following of customers, who were more like her friends and family, making sure no one’s coffee cup was empty. Betty made her way to working at the Tommyknocker on Main Street in Twin Falls, where she ventured out and bought the restaurant, making it her own. She later opened her own restaurant in Filer, Idaho, giving it her signature name of Betty Kay’s, again, making it her home away from home and a local gathering spot. Betty met Virgil Thompson while waitressing, becoming best friends, companions, and later husband and wife. She was also parted from Virgil by his death. Betty enjoyed boating with the family, golfing, and fishing. She loved coffee with the girls, water aerobics, but most of all, yard sale-ing with her BFF Dorothy Moody. Betty was preceded in death by siblings Nancy Linhartson and Jim Hibpshman, by husbands Frank and Virgil, by children Frank Jr., Craig, and Kimi, and grandchildren Terri Cooper and Stephanie Aguirre. Betty is survived by her children, Debra (Todd) Quinley, Toni (Robert) Martinez, Ron (Shirlene) Aguirre, Cyndi (David) Cooper, Judi (Terry) Winkle, and Ricki Wright. She is also survived by siblings, Denise Nelson, Rick Hibpshman, Kelcey Hibpshman, Steven Hibpshman, Linda Ellison, and Berry Hibpshman. She has 21 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Abiding by Betty’s wishes, because she was the boss of us, she was cremated so there will be no viewing. Services will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, August 25, 2012, at the Twin Falls Reformed Church on Grandview in Twin Falls. Services are under the direction of Lance Cox and the staff of White Mortuary “Chapel by the Park”.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, August 25, 2012

Betty Kay Aguirre

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Verda Burke

August 30, 2012

I was a classmate of Betty's and so enjoyed talking to her last year as we planned our 50 year class reunion. Betty
was a wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you All!

Alma Hibpshman

August 27, 2012

Our love and prayers go out to the entire Aguirre family. Alma and family

August 26, 2012

Ricki, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. She is such an important part of you, your smile, your kindness and your spirit. She is leaving a great legacy in you. My heart and prayers are with you. Take Care My Friend, Etta & Dean Jensen

Todd & Kay Wright

August 23, 2012

You are in our thoughts and prayers. May the Lord comfort your family in this time.

Brian & Lynn Rice

August 23, 2012

Our condolences and prayers go out to you and your family on the loss of your mother. Brian and Lynn Rice

White Mortuary and Crematory "Chapel by the Park"

August 22, 2012

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.