Betty Jean Sugden

May 28, 1922November 21, 2018

Betty Jean Newnham Sugden passed away peacefully surrounded by family on November 21, 2018 in Twin Falls, Idaho at the age of 96. Betty was born in Bogard, Missouri in 1922. She moved to Idaho with her family in 1924. She met her husband, Gerald (Jerry) Sugden in her junior year of high school in Boise, Idaho. They spent 69 years together.

The last few years of her life, she lived in Twin Falls at Bridgeview Estates. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, and her beloved husband. She is survived by her daughter Sandra (Keith) Garoutte, son Jim (Connie) Sugden, grandchildren Michael (Becky) Garoutte, Cathy (Steve) Knott, Christopher (Ang) Sugden, 4 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great granddaughter, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at Dry Creek Cemetery in Boise, Idaho on Saturday, December 1st, 2018 at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Ronald McDonald House or a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of White Mortuary. Online condolences can be left at


  • Ben Newnham, Father
  • Nellie Newnham, Mother
  • Gerald Sugden, Husband
  • Sandra Garoutte, Daughter
  • Jim Sugden, Son
  • Michael Garoutte, Grandchild
  • Cathy Knott, Grandchild
  • Christopher Sugden, Grandchild
  • Betty is also survived by 4 Great Grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter


  • Graveside Service Saturday, December 1, 2018

Betty Jean Sugden

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Beverly Whiteley

November 27, 2018

Many years ago we bought a house next door to Jerry and Betty, on Fillmore St., in Twin Falls. As you might guess, they were awesome neighbors. Many great summer conversations were shared in our back yards. My condolence to her family.

Ron and Carol Hunnicutt

November 27, 2018

Broke our hearts to hear of Betty passing. Heaven has a new she joins Jerry and they are together again.

Thankful that most of her family was there and got to say goodbye's.

Rest in Peace Betty...we are definitely going to miss your wonderful smile and beautiful face...

Our thoughts, prayers and LOVE are with all of Betty's family at this time.

Ron and Carol