Betty J. Felsheim


(Jan. 24, 2006)

Betty J. Felsheim of Cody died Tuesday, Jan. 24 at the Powell Nursing Home on her 82nd birthday.

She had been a resident of the nursing home for three and a half years.

She was born Jan. 24, 1924, in Fort Collins, Colo., to Ernest and Nannie Johnson. She moved with her family in 1929 to Cody and graduated from Cody High School, with honors, at the age of 16.

She worked as a secretary for Taggart Construction, and during World War II for the Department of the Navy in Washington, D.C. and then at the Heart Mountain Relocation Camp.

On Oct. 16, 1947, she married Fred W. (Fritz) Felsheim in Cody. To this union four children were born over the next 14 years. She believed that to raise a family properly required a stay-at-home mother. She was a bookkeeper for her husband’s service station business for 15 years.

After her children were gone, she returned to the work force and worked for Ken Bailey’s accounting firm in Cody and went on to become a deputy in the office of the Park County Clerk. Her children were her proudest achievement.

Survivors include her four children, Fred Felsheim, Michael Felsheim and Susan Cover (Rick), all of Cody, and Sara Reid (Scott) of Appleton, Wisc.; grandchildren Spencer and Shelby Reid of Appleton; and a sister, Vanda Carroll (Tom) of Cheyenne.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1991.

By her wish, cremation has taken place, and memorial services will be held Friday, Jan. 27 at 11 a.m. at Ballard Funeral Home in Cody.