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Betty Earll
Betty Earll


Betty Earll

Jan 31, 1935 - Apr 11, 2017

The angels called Betty Earll, who passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on April 11, 2017.

Betty was born January 31, 1935 in Great Falls to parents, Lewis M. and Elizabeth M Childs. She graduated from Great Falls High School in 1953 and Colorado Women's College, Denver, CO in 1955 with a degree in Elementary Education and Journalism. After college, she taught second grade in Lupton, Colorado, worked at the Kiddie Shop in Missoula, The Ski Hut, Creative Interiors Design and Great Falls Montessori schools.

Betty married Ralph T. Randono August 27, 1955. They divorced in 1989. July 13, 1991 she married John A. Earll. Betty and John spent over 20 summers at their home on Swan Lake, where she loved to gather with family and friends.

She loved children, especially her grandchildren. Her life was centered around her family and friends. She enjoyed golfing, skiing, writing music, making jewelry and her beloved pets, Maggie and Chloe.

Over the years, Betty was active in local community organizations like Junior League and Crisis Center, the Catholic Church, the Cursillo Movement, Cascade County Heart Association, Hospice and a grateful member of Al-Anon.

She was a great lady and will be missed by many. Her strength and patience brought a sense of peace and calm to her family and friends that surrounded her.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Lewis "Mickey" and Elizabeth "Liz" Childs; brother Bob Jenkins; and son Jeff Randono.

She is survived by her husband, John A. Earll; sister Carol More; daughters Julie (Mark) Macek and Gia Randono (Wayne Fairchild); grandchildren Jenna (Cody) McConville, Krista Macek, Kendra Macek, Natalina and Schuyler Fairchild; great-grandchildren Kamden and Brynlee McConville; stepchildren Joni (Rick) Jacobs, John (Melinda) Earll, Jerry Earll and Susan Earll; step-grandchildren Elizabeth and Evan Jacobs, Lauren and Jesse Earll and Alex and Katie Earll; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Josie Baje for her energy and loving care for Betty and John. Betty was deeply grateful for the professional care and compassion she received from Dr. Brice Addison and Mary Gray, FNP and her physical therapists.

Visitation will be Friday, April 14, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Schnider Funeral Home. A funeral service will be Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Hillcrest Lawn Memorial Chapel. Schnider Funeral Home is handling the arrangements..

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to American Heart Association

Public Guest Book

Apr 14th
Linda Velazquez-DeBoer
John, Julie and Family, Gia and Family,
My brothers and myself were saddened to hear of Aunt Betty Lou's passing. We have fond memories of the times we spent in Great Falls as young children and in Swan Lake as adults. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this sad time. Sending you our love and tight hugs.
Linda Velazquez DeBoer, Larry and Scott Jenkins
Apr 15th
Wow! I'm so sorry to hear of Betty's passing. I have a lot of fond memories of the times I spent with her in the Cursillo, at Lake Mary Ronan, and Swan Lake. Even though we lost touch over the years, she has, and will remain forever in my heart. My thoughts and my prayers are with you during this sad time, and always. .
Apr 21st
Shannon R
I have not seen Betty in a long time, but thought of her smile, strength, and courage many times. I am sad to hear of her passing. I will keep John and ther children and grandchildren in my heart. What a lady.
Apr 26th
Colleen Budeski
Julie , Mark and family, So sorry for the loss of your Mom. She was a great lady. Colleen Budeski


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