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April 1, 1940 - January 22, 2021
Betty Jane Manfredi, 80, passed away on Friday, January 22, 2021 at her home in Cocolalla, Idaho with her family by her side.
Betty was born on April 1, 1940 to Harry and Jane Williams in Zelienolple, Pennsylvania. She grew up in PA with her three younger siblings. After high school graduation, she moved to Ohio, where she met and married John Thomas. After their first daughter Teresa was born, the couple moved to Arizona, where they had their second daughter Celeste. While the girls were still young, the family moved to southern California, where Betty began her carrier in Aerospace as a purchasing agent. Her final move came in 2017, when she moved to North Idaho to be closer to family.
Betty attributed her great sense of humor to the fact that she was born on April Fool’s day. Betty’s favorite job as a high schooler was when she worked at a bakery, because she said she was allowed to eat as many donuts as she wanted as long as she left a baker’s dozen for sale. Those fond memories of the bakery followed her the rest of her life as she loved to bake and collect cookbooks. She had an ear for music and an eye for art. She learned to play the piano when she was little, then the flute in high school band and she enjoyed creating pencil drawings later in life. After her move to Cocolalla, she started attending the Cowboy Church and became very fond of their music program.
She is survived by her daughters Teresa (Marc) Lambie and Celeste (Michael) Schmidt; her two sisters Vicky (Scott) Jacobs and Jo (Berny) Miller; five grandchildren Keith (Teresa) Lambie, Christopher (Kristyn) Lambie, Jonathan Halsey, Curtis (Amanda) Halsey and Kristine (Justin) Glass; seven great grandchildren Jason Lambie, Michael Lambie, Hayden Halsey, Ryland Halsey, Andy Halsey, Michael Halsey and Kaelyn Glass.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother Don Williams; and husband John Thomas.
Please visit Betty’s guestbook and leave your condolences for her family.