Betty "Betty Jo" Josephine Faught

May 31, 1939December 20, 2018

Betty Jo Faught – 79

Betty Jo Faught formerly of Twin Falls, Idaho passed away December 20th, 2018 at her home in Leesburg, Florida, where she resided with her sister and brother–in-law.

Betty Jo Was born May 31, 1939 to Harold and Sarah “Lydia” Hess in Wendell Idaho. She was the 5th born of 8 children. Betty Jo lived a life of stubbornness, freedom and love.

When she was quite young her family moved to Jerome Idaho. There she attended Appleton grade school until the 8th grade and then Jerome public schools.

While working in Jackpot, Nevada Betty Jo Met the man she knew she would love forever, Ralph Faught. They were married November 1966. They bore no children together; however, there were two children from Ralph’s previous marriage, Rick and Teresa Faught. They settled to live in Twin Falls where she and Ralph ran the “Alley” a popular café’ and bar. Betty Jo loved to laugh. She was outspoken, active, adventurous, and never stopped loving her family despite the many trials they endured. Betty Jo is preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Faugh; her Father and Mother, Harold and Lydia Hess, her sisters; Martha, Adora, Elva, and half-sister Billy. She is survived by her brothers; Scott (Nona) Hess, Orson (Elaine) Hess, Larry Hess, Sisters; Frances Hess and Linda (Dennis) Christensen and Andrea Halman as well as several nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held at the LDS Church building, 1485 Pole Line Road East, Twin Falls, Idaho on Saturday, December 29th, 2018. A viewing will precede the service at 10 a.m. Memorial Service will begin at 11 a.m. with graveside services following at Sunset Memorial Park in Twin Falls, Idaho. Services are under the direction of Reynolds Funeral Chapel, Twin Falls. Condolences may be left at


  • Scott Hess
  • Orson Hess
  • Larry Hess
  • Dennis Christensen
  • Rex Strickland


  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 29, 2018
  • Interment Service Saturday, December 29, 2018

Betty "Betty Jo" Josephine Faught

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Betty Jean McKay

January 2, 2019

Made my heart sad to read about my old friend. We were once like sisters, found more mischief than anyone can imagine. Shared friends, had fun, shared families. She came to live with us for a short while in California. As with a lot of folks, time and space, we drifted apart. She will always have a special place in my heart.

Myrtice Edwards

December 26, 2018

I first met Betty Jo at my son's wedding in Mt. Dora, FL in 2010, and I was immediately captivated by her wit and cheerful personality. I enjoyed her company on the regrettably few times we had the chance to visit, and I am so sorry that she is gone. I know from my daughter-in-law and her family that Betty Jo was much loved by her family and, I believe, all who knew her. I loved her and will miss her.