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Elizabeth "Betty" Jean Balliot

December 27, 1935 July 15, 2019
Elizabeth "Betty" Jean Balliot
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Obituary for Elizabeth "Betty" Jean Balliot

Betty (Yearout) Balliot, 83, passed away on July, 15, 2019 at the Schneidmiller Hospice House in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho. She died from natural causes with family by her side. She was the last survivor of her siblings. She has five children. She is preceded in death by her son, Dan Yearout; her daughter, Debra (Tootie) (Samsel) Yearout; also by her husband, Dalbert Yearout. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Mike and Diana (Yearout) Farquhar; son, David Yearout; and Jon and Dolores Borley. Betty had nine grandchildren: Angela, Heather, Katie, Ian, Ryan, Aaron, Colleen, Jade, Huntre; 13 great grandchildren; and five great great grandchildren.

Betty was born on December 27, 1935 in Tucson, Arizona to William and Mildred Balliot. Her father passed away when she was four, while working in Boulder City, on the Hoover Dam. Her mother, two brothers, and sister moved to California, then Colorado, before settling in Coeur d Alene in 1945. In Coeur d Alene she met her husband Dalbert Yearout, while in high school. She went to the Catholic Academy in Coeur d’ Alene. She was married for 25 years to Dalbert. Betty moved to San Diego, California in 1979. There she got a job at the San Diego Courthouse Probate Department. After a few years she was promoted to Probate Supervisor of North County, San Diego. She loved her job. In 1992 she retired after 20 years due to vision impairment and moved back to Coeur d Alene.

Some of Betty's interests were humor - she was known best for her quick wit, music, and theater. She attended many concerts: Elton John, David Bowie, Bob Dylan and others, and countless theatre shows, trivia, being on the Show Jeopardy. She attended many professional football and baseball games, the Bears and Padres being her favorite teams. She was a devout Catholic and would often go to the St. Thomas Catholic Church during the week. She loved animals, cats in particular. She would feed all of the neighborhood cats, though they weren't her cats. In her seventies she would do the Polar Bear Plunge and float the Cd’A River with family. She went on several cruises and had seen much of the world. Betty was always game for a trip or adventure.

She was the first to offer help and gave countless donations to her church, animal shelters, fire department, police department, St Jude’s, etc. Betty never forgot a birthday or Christmas for family and many friends. She had an extraordinary memory of exact times, places, and who. She loved to read anything she got her hands on. She always lent an ear and you always felt better after talking with her. Her humor, intelligence, kindness and giving are what people will remember about her. She will be forever missed.

Per Betty’s wishes, memorials may be sent to Hospice of North Idaho, 2290 W. Prairie Ave., Coeur d’ Alene, ID 83815 and the Kootenai Humane Society, 11650 N. Ramsey Rd., Hayden, ID 83835.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 919 E. Indiana Ave., Coeur d’ Alene, ID 83814 with a luncheon to follow.


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Memorial Service

Saturday

20

Jul

11:00 AM 7/20/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Thomas The Apostle Catholic Church

919 E. Indiana Ave.
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

A luncheon will follow the service.

St. Thomas The Apostle Catholic Church
919 E. Indiana Ave. Coeur d'Alene 83814 ID
United States

Memorial Contribution

Hospice of North Idaho

2290 W. Prairie Ave.
Coeur d' Alene, ID 83815

Kootenai Humane Society

11650 N. Ramsey Road
P.O Box 1005
Hayden, ID 83835
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