Elizabeth Ann 'Betty' Berger, 83Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Berger (Willis), 83 years old, died at her Prescott, Ariz., home on March 15.
Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Berger (Willis), 83 years old, died at her Prescott, Ariz., home on March 15.
She was born Oct. 2, 1929, in Baker, Mont., to Clair Keith Willis and Elizabeth Sigrid (Peterson) Willis. Betty lived in Rhame, N.D., until 5-1/2 years old when her family moved to Vasa, Minn., where she grew up on a farm. Betty graduated from high school in Red Wing, Minn., in 1947. She graduated in 1969 from Dickinson (N.D.) State College with a degree in nursing. After moving to Prescott, Ariz., in 1990, she worked at the Pioneer Home for 2 years. There, her idea for a business started.
In 1992, Betty started her dream job, becoming the Prescott area's "Foot Angel." Her business was going into people's homes and lovingly caring for their feet and nails. The business grew so much that when she retired April 2012 there were three more "Foot Angels" to carry on the business.
Betty is survived by daughters Linda Sherman, Nora Nadeau (Larry), Keli Kelly; grandchildren, Ben Sherman (Leesa), Rachel Merrifield (Chad), Alesha Sacco (Dan), Naomi Nadeau, Jennie Schuler (Aaron), Erin Dickson (Paul), Joshua Christensen, David Christensen, Lisa Christensen, Douglas Yancy, Katie Yancy; great-grandchildren Allison Sherman, Matthias Ficke, Gwenevere Schuler, Brett Christensen, Nathan Sherman, Tilly Rose Schuler, Astrid Dickson; siblings, Clareen Barrett (John), Rosalie Diercks, Clair Willis (Marlene), Karen Rapp (Ray); cousins Mae Ione Hande, Gene Jensen, Elroy Peterson, Freddie Peterson; and many nieces and nephews.
Proceeded in death by parents Clair Willis, Elizabeth Willis Fanning, Francis Fanning; sister Margie Penfield; and grandson Lars Nadeau.
Memorial services at Sunrise Funeral Home, 8167 E. Hwy 69, Prescott Valley, Ariz., at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23.
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