Bette A. Boss

Apr 24, 2020
Boss, Bette


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Waterloo, IA 50702


Bette A. Boss, 96 of Cedar Falls and formerly Waterloo, died Friday, April 24, 2020 at NewAldaya Lifescapes in Cedar Falls. 

She was born in Eldora on April 19, 1924, the daughter of Bascum and Nellie (Drury) Reece. 

Bette graduated from Waterloo West High School with the class of 1942. After high school, she went on to receive a business degree from Gates Business College. 

She married Donald Boss on April 25, 1946 in Waterloo; he preceded her in death on April 6, 2007. 

She was a member at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Bette loved and enjoyed her extended family, cooking, and gardening whether at her home or her cabin. She was also a movie lover her whole life. 

Survivors include three sons, Terry (Susan) Boss of Florida, Brian Boss of Cedar Falls, and Dan (Lynda) Boss of Dallas, TX; ten grandchildren, Brandon, Brent, Bridget, Brock, Bradley, Bryce, Jennifer, Jeremiah, Brieanna, and Brett; thirteen great-grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Martha Boss. 

Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald; and son, Randy Boss.

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  1. Terrry David Boss | May 06, 2020
    Sorry to hear that Norma Jean, Bette's roommate just passed away.  They lived together for a long time at New Aldaya. Really enjoyed talking with "Shorty" when we would visit.  
  2. Lynda Boss | Apr 30, 2020
    Bette was my mother-in-law and was warm & welcoming to me from Day 1.   She was always optimistic, although heartbroken to have lost so many loved ones over the past several years.  I never heard her complain or speak will of anyone. Rest in peace, Bette.
  3. Susan Boss | Apr 29, 2020


    Bette was my mother-in-law she was a great mother and grandmother.  She was always happy to have her grandchildren come visit her.  We had lots of fun times together.  She was a great friend to my parents.  See will be missed. 

  4. Diane Stoffregen | Apr 26, 2020

    We are so sorry for your loss.  Your parents lived next to Larry and Betty Winninger, our mom is Betty's sister.  So, mom has known your mom for years.

    When mom went to Newaldaya she was lucky to have Bette as her roommate.

    Your mom was a wonderful woman.  She will be missed.


    The family of Norma Jean Klein

  5. Brian Boss | Apr 26, 2020
    My angel left me. My mom was the greatest mom in the world, and dad would say she was the greatest wife in the world. She was loving, caring, thoughtful and very giving to her  family and extended family. She cared for me, and dad until she no longer could care for us. All of her life she provided a place for me to stay. She was humorous  made me laugh and made me feel special. The people she came across... she had a good effect on them They would say once you get to know her… you will fall in love with her. She had long time close friends all of her life. I miss my mom. i know there are people who like to visit her one more time.
  6. Terry Boss | Apr 25, 2020

    My mother had a long and wonderful life.   Many of her family, relatives and friends have passed before.  She was part of the greatest generation and played a very important role. 

    The beauty of such a long life is all the people she knew, affected and loved.  There is a very long list of people that have passed that would like to visit mom, one more time.

    She will be sincerely missed by us still here, but she will now be back together with Don. 

  7. Daniel Boss | Apr 24, 2020

    It was a pleasure and a joy to be Bette's youngest son. I couldn't ask for a more giving and funny mother. One of a kind. She will be missed.   


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