Victor - Elizabeth “Betty” Jane Elldrege, 83, of Victor MT passed away of natural causes on April 15, 2020. She was born September 28, 1936 in Otto, Wyoming to Glen C. and Goldie M. (Cook) Shaffer.
Betty married her beloved husband Bud D. Elldrege December 30, 1953 and they were blessed with 59 years of marriage. They settled in Napa, CA to raise their three children. Betty's love of animals started at a young age and was well known to her family and friends. Her and Bud raised Arabian horses for many years and Betty loved to trail ride. Betty also enjoyed the secretarial work she did for the various businesses she worked for, but she would always rather be in the saddle, out on a trail, she said. She was a member of the Saddle Jackets in Napa, CA up until she and Bud packed up and started a new adventure in Montana.
Betty is survived by her mom Goldie Shaffer, brother Tom (Tori) Shaffer and sister Linda Shaffer of Ukiah, CA. Her children, Sally (Wright) Pierce of Vacaville, CA, Susan (Paul) Cosentino of Ferndale, CA. Grandchildren, Mack (Amanda) Pierce of El Dorado, CA, Rebecca (Forest) Peterson of Palo Alto, CA, Brian Pierce of Napa, CA, and Nicki (Rusty) Wandler of Florence, MT and 9 great grandchildren.
Betty was preceded in death by her father Glen Shaffer and husband Bud Elldrege.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 7, 2020 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Stevensville, MT at 2 p.m. Condolences and memories may be shared with the familt at www.whitesittfuneralhome.com.
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