Betty Jean Thompson

Apr 7, 2020
Thompson, Betty crop


Family directed Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
Cards sent to the funeral home will be forwarded to the family.


Private Burial will be held in the Garden of Memories Cemetery, Waterloo


May be directed to Trinity American Lutheran Church, 605 W 4th St, Waterloo, IA 50702.


Betty Jean Thompson, 89, of Cedar Falls, died April 7,2020 at The Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo. She was born September 5, 1930 in Independence the daughter of Karl and Gertrude Kohtz Potter.

She was a 1948 graduate of Waterloo East High School.

Betty married Richard Thompson on January 16, 1949 at Trinity American Lutheran Church in Waterloo; he preceded her in death on August 18, 2002.

She worked at Oil Co-Op Service in Waterloo for 10 years; worked in real estate for many years and retired from Von Maur as a sales associate.

Betty was a member of Trinity American Lutheran Church in Waterloo.

Survived by: two daughters, Teri (Michael) Bachman of Cedar Falls, Kathi Henn of St. Cloud, MN; one son, Timothy (Betsy) Thompson of New Hartford; nine grandchildren; five great grandchildren; one sister, Paula McDaniel of Mississippi; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: her parents; her husband and two brothers, Donald and Ralph Potter.

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  1. Stephanie Reeves | Apr 09, 2020
    Thoughts and prayers to Betty's family. I have great memories of Betty and Dick. I could always count on her for a great story, and loved her laugh!  I miss them both!
  2. LORI MOORE | Apr 09, 2020
    Sorry to hear of Betty's passing, sending prayers to the family at this difficult time. I always enjoyed our conversations and of course drinks we shared together at mom and dad's house. Her and Dick were such a hoot together miss them both!
  3. Billie Johnson | Apr 09, 2020


       MY SYMPATHY to all of BEtty's family .She was a dear friend and my famiily will miss

    her.  We have many beautiful memories of her.  Love to all of you. Billie

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