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Obituary: Elizabeth “Betty” Hurd


Elizabeth “Betty” Hurd, 94, of Berthoud, went to visit God and liked what she saw and decided to stay on August 2, 2012. She was born on May 20, 1918 in Topeka, Kansas to Harry and Jessie R. Smith. She was raised in Topeka, Kansas. She married Robert R. Hurd on May 11, 1935. She did not graduate high school because she was married. She worked at various places in Topeka. With WWII she and Robert went to work at Hercules Defense plant near Desoto, Kansas. During a stand-by period, she worked for Kansas Power and Light Company in Topeka. She and Robert were called back to work at Hercules during the Korean War.

Betty retired in August of 1988,after 35 years of service at Hercules. She began as a line worker and ended up as the executive secretary to the Plant Director. She was proud of her secretarial and organizational skills.

The family would like to express gratitude to the caregivers at the Berthoud Living Center for their loving care for the last 3 years, the staff at Halcyon Hospice for the compassionate care and support during her last days and a sincere thank you to Viegut Funeral home for all their help.

Betty is survived by her daughter Roberta of Berthoud, Colorado; sons Harry and wife Linda of Richardson, Texas, Bruce and wife Donna of Ottawa, Kansas and Tim of Lawrence, Kansas; 7 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Robert; sisters Hazel and Dorothy; brothers Bob, Harry, and Paul.

There will be a memorial service at the Berthoud Living Center on August 8 at 4:00 p.m. and at a later date at her home church, Trinity Episcopal in Lawrence, Kansas.

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