Elizabeth "Betty" G. Midby, age 94, of Spicer, passed away Monday, June 19, at Glen Oaks Care Center in New London.
A private interment will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to the Peterson Brothers Green Lake Funeral Home in Spicer. www.petersonbrothers.com
Elizabeth “Betty” Georgina Midby was born on August 11, 1928, in Subiaco, Western Australia, the daughter of Charles and Elsie (Kelly) Davis. She grew up and received her education in western Australia. In April of 1945, in Australia, Betty was married to Arthur E. Midby. In 1946, they moved to the United States and made their home in Milan, Minnesota prior to moving to the Spicer community in 1949. On November 11, 1954, Betty became a proud U.S. Citizen. She worked hard as a homemaker raising her four children and later became a caregiver. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, a charter member of the Spicer American Legion Auxiliary and member of the Wives of U.S. Submarine Veterans of WW II (“Dolphinette”). Betty enjoyed golfing, bowling, traveling and playing bridge.
She is survived by two sons, Charles Midby of Spicer and Terry (and Lillian) Midby of Bloom Field, New Mexico; one daughter-in-law, Yolanda Midby of Dallas, Texas; seven grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter, besides other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur in 1984; one son, Alan; one daughter, Shirley; and three siblings, Thomas, Madeline and Patricia.