Bertha “Betty” Elma (Adams) Hoffmann, 82, passed Feb. 20, 2015, at the Hilltop Home of Comfort in Killdeer, N.D., with all of her family by her side.
Bertha, affectionately known as “Betty,” was born Aug. 25, 1932, in Dickinson, N.D., to William and Margaret (Blakely) Adams. Betty grew up on a ranch in the Charlie Bob area east of Grassy Butte, N.D. She attended elementary school at the Scoria Butte School House east of Grassy Butte before moving to Colfax, Wash., in 1946, where she attended school for a short time before moving back to the Grassy Butte area. Betty then attended high school in Watford City, N.D., where she met her husband, Donald Hoffmann.
Donald and Betty were married Dec. 8, 1950, in Watford City where they have lived since. To this union four children were born; Wanda, Blaine, Jerald and Bruce. Betty worked at the McKenzie County Hospital from 1966 to 1977 as a nurse’s aide where she first started helping the doctors deliver babies in the Watford City area. Betty then attended Dickinson State College where she graduated with an RN degree in 1979. After graduation, Betty returned to the McKenzie County Hospital, where she worked for many years as a registered nurse and the Director of Nursing. Betty had 30 years in the nursing profession before retiring and enjoying time spent with her family. Many of the babies born in McKenzie County for three decades were delivered by Betty and Dr. Ebel, of which Betty had many fond memories.
Betty was very dedicated to her work, loved spoiling her grandkids, visiting with family, and truly enjoyed having coffee with her friends. Betty was an extremely caring and compassionate person, putting others needs before her own. She was loved by all who came in contact with her.
She is survived by her husband of sixty-four years, Donald Hoffmann, Watford City; one daughter, Wanda (Stan) Siroshton, Williston, N.D.; three sons, Blaine (Marianne) Hoffmann, Gladstone, N.D., Jerald (Marie) Hoffmann, Highwood, Mont., and Bruce (Jo Anna) Hoffmann, Dickinson, N.D.; two sisters, Lois (Lyle) Frankl, Dickinson, N.D., Carol (Skip) Goddard, Pauldin, Ariz.; one brother, Doug (Rosemary) Adams, Riverside, Wash.; and two sisters in-law, Randi Adams, Longmont, Colo., and Lou Adams, Corvallis, Mont. Betty was blessed with seven grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister and brother in-law, Jean and Walter Christensen; and two brothers, Donald Adams and William (Bill) Adams.
Memorial services for Betty will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at Epiphany Catholic Church with Father Brian Gross officiating. Interment of cremains will take place in Schafer Cemetery, Watford City, N.D., at a later date under the direction of Fulkerson Funeral Home of Watford City, N.D. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com.