Betty Livingood, 82, of Ostrander


Betty Livingood

Betty Jean (Raaen) Livingood, 82, of Ostrander, died on Sunday morning, Sept. 2, 2018, at the nursing home in Ostrander.

She was born on June 18, 1936, in a log cabin near Peterson to Gilmer and Cora (Fossum) Raaen.

After attending country school, she married Robert Kenneth Livingood on Feb. 9, 1957, at Grace Lutheran Church in Peterson.

The couple spent the majority of their life together working on their dairy farm on Highway 52 north of Preston. In the 1980s, she worked as a home health aide, where she enjoyed caring for elderly people. After her husband died in 2003, she moved to Wykoff. In her later years, she enjoyed time at her assisted living apartment in Spring Valley and thereafter was admitted to the rehabilitation and nursing home in Ostrander.

She is survived by three sons, Kenneth (Traci McKenzie) Livingood of Mabel, Gary Livingood of Wykoff and Alan Livingood of LeRoy; grandchildren, Brady Livingood of Texas, Samantha Livingood of Mabel, Bryan (Lauren Wade) Livingood of Texas, Kyle (Denise Martin) Livingood of Georgia and Heather Livingood of Arizona; great-grandchildren, Tasha Livingood and Paul Livingood, both of Georgia, Declan Livingood and Waylon Livingood, both of Texas and Savannah Grace Livingood of Mabel; one sister, Donna (Milford) Olson of Peterson; brother, LuVerne (Joyce) Raaen of Mabel and many cherished nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; one grandchild, Savannah Jo Livingood; brother, Glen (Helen) Raaen and sister, Shirley (Ervin) Rye.

The funeral for her was held on Wednesday, Sept. 5, at Hoff Funeral Home in Rushford. Burial followed at Grace Lutheran Cemetery in Peterson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to West Grace Lutheran Cemetery, Peterson.

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