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Nancy Betterley

Nancy Betterley

Jan. 24, 1962 - Aug. 19, 2009

Nancy Betterley, 47, West Fargo, N.D., died on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at her home.

Nancy Kay Pyne was born on January 24, 1962 in Minot, N.D. to Leo and Laurel (Nelson) Pyne. She grew up and graduated from Minot High School, and then graduated from Minot State University through their Bottineau Campus with a degree in medical transcription. She married Dennis Betterley on November 26, 1986 in Minot. They made their home in Washington and then Germany where Dennis was stationed in the Army. In 1990, they moved to Fargo for a short time before returning to Minot. In 1993, their daughter, Brittany was born. In 2004, they moved to West Fargo where she worked at U.S. Bank.

Nancy lived life to the fullest and was a loving and caring person. She enjoyed crafts, sewing, reading, gardening, fishing and spending time with her family. Nancy also was an assistant leader for the Girl Scouts in Minot.

She is survived by her husband, Dennis, and daughter, Brittany, West Fargo; her mother, Laurel Pyne, Minot; sister, Betty (Rob) Quitt, Texas; brother, Russ (Chery) Pyne, Minot; two nephews, Josh & Brian; mother-in-law Irene; five brothers-in-law, Jeff and family, Jon and family, Kenneth, Cliff and family, Jason and family; and three sisters-in-law, Phyllis and family, Jeanne and family, Sarah and family.

Nancy was preceded in death by her father, Leo; and father-in-law, Alfred.

A visitation and prayer service were held on Friday, August 21, 2009, at West Funeral Home Chapel, West Fargo.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, August 22, 2009, in Faith Lutheran Church, West Fargo. Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery, Minot. N.D.

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(West Funeral Home, West Fargo)