Betty Jean Saunders was born March 17, 1930 in Farrar, Iowa, to Hans and Mary Hansen. She was united in marriage to Virgil Saunders on October 3, 1948. The two were happily married for 66 years before his passing in 2015. She was reunited with her husband on February 3, 2017 after passing peacefully with her family by her side.
She will be missed by her children: Sandy Terry of West Des Moines, Randy (Debi) Saunders of Louisville, Kentucky, Karen (Ron) Krebs of Norwalk, and Linda (Mitch) Montgomery of Fort Dodge; ten grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil; and son, Harold Wayne Saunders.
Betty enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her family will dearly miss her.
Visitation will be held at Brooks South Town Chapel: 7601 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 from 10-11 AM. A graveside service will follow the visitation, at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to Paula Baber Hospice House in Fort Dodge, Iowa.