Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Golberg
Elizabeth “Betty” Louise Chase Golberg passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 in Tucson, Ariz.
She was born in Rochester, Minn., to Joseph and Hazel (Warren) Chase on July 3, 1931. She attended a Simpson, Minn., grade school, and Lourdes High School in Rochester, Minn. After graduation she worked at Kresge’s, Notons, and St. Mary’s Hospital.
She married Gerald “Jerry” Patrick Golberg on Nov. 29, 1952. Betty and Jerry moved their family to Powers Lake in 1968. She worked for Our Lady Queen of the Prairies Shrine as a cook. Betty and Jerry moved to Watford City in 1974, where Betty worked with Jerry in the Watford City Creamery. Betty also worked at the Good Shepherd nursing home in the kitchen for a short time. After closing the creamery Betty had a thrift shop for a short time in the creamery building. In the fall of 1978, Jerry and Betty purchased The Red Trail Campground of Medora, and they moved there in the spring of 1979. Jerry and Betty spent winters in Tucson for the past 33 years.
Betty loved her family and enjoyed crafts all throughout her life, especially sewing. She also enjoyed travelling and meeting people from all over the world. She had a generous heart, taking in children, inviting people into her home, and making food baskets for neighbors over the holidays.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph P. and Hazel A. Chase, and grandson Anthony J. Schneider.
Betty is survived by: her loving husband, Jerry, and their children, Patrick Gerald Golberg (Sally), Watford City, Mary (Golberg) Schneider, Medora, Joseph Matthew Golberg, Belfield.; (Olie) Mark Olaf Golberg (Cil), Medora, Daniel Luke Golberg, Bismark; John Robert Golberg (Correen), Bismark, Rose Marie (Golberg) Zapp (Paul), St. Marys, Kan.; and Nancy Ann (Golberg) Larson (Kent), Salt Lake City, Utah. She is also survived by her brother, Jerry Chase, and sister-in-law, Jeannie Chase; 23 grandchildren, and 37 great-grandchildren.
Viewing: Will be Friday, March 1, from 2 to 5 p.m., at Piper Funeral Home and Chapel, St. Marys, Kan. A Rosary will follow Friday at 5:50 p.m. in Assumption Chapel, St. Marys.
Funeral services: Will be held Saturday, March 2, 2013, at 7 a.m. at Assumption Chapel, St. Marys, Kan.
Burial service: Will follow at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery, St. Marys, Kan. The luncheon will be at St. Mary’s College Auditorium.
Memorials: In lieu of gifts and flowers, donations are being directed to Our Lady of Sorrows Academy in Phoenix, Ariz., or St. Mary’s Academy in St. Marys, Kan.
Call Piper Funeral Home and Chapel, St. Marys, Kan., for further information: 785-437-2222. Online condolences may be sent to (www.piperfuneralhome.com).