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Betty Jo Wetherbee

August 25, 1934 — August 15, 2020

Betty Jo Wetherbee

Our beloved Betty Jo Wetherbee, 85, gracefully passed away Saturday Aug. 15, 2020 surrounded by her loved ones.

Betty was born on Aug 25, 1934 in Sterling, Idaho to Joe and Viola Fahnestock.  Betty grew up in Aberdeen and graduated in 1952.  After High School Betty worked at the Hotel Utah in Salt Lake City as an elevator operator.  She worked while earning her wings as an airline stewardess.  She went on to work for Western Airlines from 1955-1959.

On Aug 18, 1957 Noall B Cornwell and Betty were married.  Of this marriage came her three beautiful daughters Michelle, Cathlene and Kristeen. Noall and Betty divorced in 1967.

In 1968 Betty married Al Wetherbee.  They lived in Massachusetts for 3 yrs and returned to Idaho where Betty made her home in American Falls.  Betty spent many years & retired from the Cardinal and Rockland Pharmacy.

Betty is preceded in death by her father Joe Fahnestock, mother Ida Viola Fahnestock, sister Mary Louise Farnsworth & great niece Nicole Banta Smith.  Betty is survived by her daughters Michelle Rapolla (Matt), Cathlene (Lane) Kendell and Kristeen Underwood (Russell). Grandchildren Adam, Ashley & Anthony Rapolla, Kade (Emilee) Kendell, Cassidy Kendell, Cali (Korbin) Merrill, Heather (Larry) Blackwell, Logan (Kristin) Underwood, Alex (Nicole) Underwood, Katelin (Chris) Underwood and great grandchildren, Elsa, Savanna, Hope, Remington, Veronica Zackary, Xavier, Wyatt and Kinsley.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday Aug 19th @ 10:30am at Falls View Cemetery in American Falls. Condolences and memories may be shared at

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

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