Betty G. Edwards
March 3, 1932 – November 20, 2012
Betty George Edwards
Betty George was born March 03,1932, to William and Mae George at Twin Falls, Idaho. Betty was born with a congenital hip problem and was in the Shriners Children’s Hospital at Portland, Oregon for the first six and a half years of her life. Shortly after returning to her home in Twin Falls, her father was killed. Betty's mother than married Ernest Ullery and moved to Buhl, Idaho where she attended school, graduating in 1951. After graduation, she attended and graduated from the Twin Falls Business College. She then went to work for M.H. King (Kings Discount Store) for 2 years. She then went to work at Magic Valley Memorial Hospital in the Pathology Dept. for 3 years, helping with autopsies. She continued her schooling and became a professional cook. She was head cook at the high school for many years, cooked at the Twin Falls Elks Lodge and the Magic Valley Youth Detention Center.
Betty also taught tap dancing for several years. Playing the violin and piano, and sewing were also part of Betty's life. She also spent part of her spare time doing family genealogy, as well as helping Cloyce at the Mammoth Cave and Museum. At one time, Cloyce and Betty were members of a square dance club and Betty was the instructor.
Betty married Cloyce Edwards on March 02, 1952 at the First Christian Church in Buhl, Idaho. They have been blessed with 5 children. Calvin (Karla) Edwards of Inkom, Idaho; Cerese (Chuck)Edwards Davidson of Twin Falls, Idaho; Candace (Vance) Edwards Whitaker of Twin Falls and Carmen Edwards of Pocatello, Idaho, as well as one deceased child at birth.
In 1956, Betty joined the LDS Church and volunteered many hours to that endeavor. In 1961, Betty attended the National Pistol School at Camp Perry, Ohio with her husband. She became a very good shot, in her own right.
Betty and Cloyce have traveled all over the United States, spending time in Yuma, Arizona, as well as Old Mexico, and many days in Alaska. They have also logged many miles in their helicopters flying over Washington, Oregon, Montana, Nevada, and Idaho states.
Betty and Cloyce purchased a cabin in Sawtooth City, Idaho in 1981 where they spent many enjoyable hours. In 1987, They opened and operated Orchard Drive Care Center in Twin Falls, retiring in 1991. In 1995,Betty and Cloyce bought a home at West Magic Reservoir, where they semi-retired.
In 2002, Betty suffered a hip infection in both hips, and was hospitalized at St. Luke’s in Boise, she recovered after getting both hips replaced. In 2008 she became quite ill and was admitted to the River Ridge Care Center in Twin Falls, where she has resided.
Betty is survived by her husband, Cloyce; her children, Cal, Cerese, Candace and Carmen; as well as 10 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
At Betty’s request there will be no public funeral. Burial will take place at Sunset Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Trent Stimpson and staff at Reynolds Funeral Chapel, Twin Falls.
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