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Betty Hannon (Dobson) - Class Of 1957 VIEW PROFILE

Great Falls —Betty Joan Dobson, 77, of Great Falls, danced her way to eternal life March 23, 2016. A Memorial Service is planned on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 11:00 AM, in the Rose Room Chapel at Croxford Funeral Home, 1307 Central Ave., Great Falls.

She was born October 2, 1938 in Shelby, Montana to James Howard and Verla (Erickson) Hannon. She grew up in Kevin, attending Kevin Elementary School and North Toole County High School in Sunburst.

On October 22, 1955, she and Barry Dobson were married in Coeur d'Alene, ID. They moved to Kevin and resided there until 1972. Betty and Barry had three children, Rick, Cristi, and Stacy. They later divorced, however they remained friends. 

Betty was District Manager for Avon in Havre from 1972-1980, she then transferred to Great Falls and was an Avon District Manager from 1980 until her retirement in 2004. She was an Officer and more recently Chair of the Entertainment Dance Committee for the Great Falls Elks Club and enjoyed volunteering there for social events and Sunday breakfasts. She was Elk of the Year, 2013-2014.

She is survived by her children, Rick (Cher) Dobson, Cristi (Kerry) Reid, and Stacy (Dana) Dobson; her soulmate and dancing partner, Mike Labriola; grandchildren, Jordan (Theresa) Dobson, Brooke Reid, Collin Reid, Zack (Sabrina) Dobson, Amber (Kory) Killingbeck, Jay Dobson; sisters, Beverly (Jim) Royle, Sonja (Bob) Yunck, Vicki (Butch) Pulver; brother, Dale Hannon; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Kenny and Larry Hannon. 

We want to express our sincere gratitude to Mike Labriola for sharing his life, love and interests with our Mother. 

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Published in Great Falls Tribune on Mar. 27, 2016

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03/27/16 04:36 PM #1    

Leone(Chica) Prindle (Sharp) (1957)

Farewell to my sweet cousin and life-long friend, Betty.  I can't begin to list the qualities that made her such an amazing person, but I can tell you that I never heard her say an unkind word about anyone.  I will, forever, miss that special laugh.  She was always so positive and managed to find humor even when she was adversely affected by something-- then she'd give a small chuckle.  I was lucky to have her in "the family" and in my life.  

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