Betty Jean Starr

OBIT Betty StarNov. 21, 1946 – May 9, 2013

Services for Betty Jean Starr were held at the First Baptist Church in Bismarck, N.D. Betty, 66, died May 9, 2013.

She was born Nov. 21, 1946, in Cowley, the daughter of George and Lola McMillan. She attended her first three years of high school in Burlington where she was class secretary as a freshman and on the student council as a sophomore. The family moved to Greybull in 1965 where Betty attended her senior year and graduated with the Class of 1966. She was active in FHA.

Betty’s biggest desire had always been to be a wife, mother and homemaker.

She met Steve Starr in 1969, just after his return from serving in an infantry unit in Vietnam. Steve and Betty were married May 23, 1970. The couple had two daughters, Stephanie and Sherry. For many years the family made their home in Greybull.

After Steve’s death in 1996, Betty moved to Mandan, N.D., to be closer to her daughters and grandchildren.

She was baptized and became an active member of the First Baptist Church in Mandan. Her church and her grandchildren were the focus of her life.

She was an excellent cook, best known for her bread making, and shared many recipes with friends. She loved to do crafts, and gave the results to her friends and family through the years.

Her husband Steve Starr in 1996, her parents George and Lola McMillan, sister, Louise, and brother Roy, and granddaughter Kayla Starr preceded her in death.

She is survived by her two daughters, Stephanie and Sherry, and their husbands; sisters Julia and Rose; brothers Ray, Lewis and Richard, and seven grandchildren.

Burial was with her husband in the Veterans Cemetery in Mandan.