Visitation: Sunday, June 19, 2022, 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M., Peterson Mortuary, 212 S. Locust Street, Glenwood, Iowa.
Services: Monday, June 20, 2022, 10:30 A.M., Peterson Mortuary, 212 S. Locust Street, Glenwood, Iowa.
Betty Jean (Boyer) Millard was born at the height of the great depression on January 22, 1930 to Loran and Tillie (Filbert) Boyer in Glenwood, Iowa. She entered into eternal rest on June 15, 2022 in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Betty started first grade in Glenwood and moved to Silver City in 1938 where she enrolled in Ingraham Center School. Betty always had a desire to become a nurse and in 1948 she entered Jennie Edmundson’s nursing program. Her career took her to many places. She retired after 40 years of dedication to all of the people she cared for.
Following her retirement, she never sat idle. She served on Silver City Council for 16 years. Betty was elected and served as the Ingraham Township clerk for 26 years. She was responsible for overseeing the Silver City Cemetery and played this role to the fullest. Betty quoted this, “I sometimes look to the night sky. I know that one day I will walk again with God, as I did many times in my life as a pediatric nurse. My hope is that heaven has a rocking chair waiting for me so I can rock and hold all of my little angel kids. So when you go out and look to the sky on a clear night, she will be the brightest shining star. Rest in peace, Betty until we meet again.
Preceding Betty in passing were her parents, infant sister, brothers Loran Boyer, Jr., Jim Boyer and Cliff Boyer. Survivors include her daughter Anita (David) LaRose of Lakeview, Arkansas; sisters-in-law Marlene Boyer and Phyllis Boyer both of Silver City, Iowa; several nieces, nephews, extended relatives and friends.
Interment, Silver City Cemetery, Silver City, Iowa.
Memorial donations may be directed to: Transportation Fund Tangier Shriners, S. 84th, Omaha, NE, Silver City United Methodist Church or the Silver City Cemetery Trustees.
So sorry about family’s loss
Remembering Betty and our many phone conversations over the past year. It was always a pleasure to talk to her. Her concern and care for friends was beautiful. May she rest in peace with our Heavenly Father!! God’s blessings and my deepest sympathy to the family. Mary Ann
Our deepest condolences. We had the pleasure of being Bettys neighbor for a short time while living in Silver City. She was so welcoming, always brought us fresh vegetables from her garden, even mowed our lawn. She was an amazing person and we kept in touch exchanging letters at Christmas time each year. She will be missed. Jeff and Michele Betts
We hadn’t stayed in close touch with Betty, except at Christmas time when we received a welcome card from her. She was David’s mother’s first cousin; we had the pleasure of meeting her and sharing an afternoon with her years ago. She made us feel welcome, sharing many family stories. She will be missed, especially at Christmas each year. God bless her always.