Bette Borth

Obituary of Bette Lou Borth

Bette Lou Borth (Maier) was born in Cheney, WA on August 20, 1929 to the proud parents of Benjamin (Benny) Maier and Tillie ( Maier)  Fritchle. She married her high school sweetheart Victor Borth on June 12, 1948. After their marriage they raised 5 children on their small family farm between Lind and Ritzville. The First child was Doug born in 1949, Vicki 1951, Pam 1953, Denise 1955, and Brian in 1958. Victor always took a lot of time with their kid’s everything from bottle digging after church on Sunday, to the annual trip to Seattle after harvest every year and the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair. While raising 5 kids she was the best mother and best cook anybody could ask for. Bette also was involved in many activities like the Tridecem Club, Bridge Club, Den mother for Cub Scouts, and the women’s fellowship at Lind Congregational Church.  She shared her gift of cooking and baking with her 3 daughters Vicki, Pam, Denise and two daughter in-laws Lind (whal) and Diane Kagele.  Dad even made her pie racks for the car to make sure that they had a safe trip from the farm to the Golden Grain Café in Lind. She baked pies many years for the Golden Grain Café. Bette went with the Angels on December 21, 2018 in peace surrounded by her family. Bette is preceded in death by her two brothers; Floyd ( Maier) Lind, Bobby Maier (Ritzville) and two sisters; Dorothy Austin (Umitila), Mary Borgens (Ritzville) and one daughter Denise Thompkins who passed on  January 9, 2017. Bette is survived by: one sister Clara Nelson of Spokane, WA, son (Doug) and wife Linda of Walla Walla, son (Brian) and Diane of Paha, and two daughters: (Vicki) and Mike Younker of Mt. Vernon and( Pam Kulm) of Ritzville. She is also survived by Brent Thompkins family of Prescott.  Bette so loved her 5 kids, 15 grandkids and 39 great grandkids along with millions of friends. Contributions can be sent to Lind Community Church or the Church of your Choice along with the Macular degeneration foundation research. A service will be scheduled at a later date. To leave condolences please visit our website at

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