Betty Perrin, 86 year old Fargo resident, died Monday, August 7, 2017 in the Newman Memorial Hospital in Shattuck. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 10, 2017 in the Billings Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Jeff Ralston officiating. Burial will follow in the Fargo Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Billings Funeral Home on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Betty Ruth (Welty) Perrin was born August 24, 1930 in Freedom, Oklahoma; the daughter of Fred Moore and Catherine Esther (Wanger) Welty. Betty grew up in the Freedom area and graduated from Freedom High School in 1948. She was united in marriage to Marvin Oliver Perrin on July 14, 1956 in Woodward, Oklahoma. They made their first home in Woodward and were blessed with four children, Marcia, Gary, Judy, and Debbie. The family moved north of Fargo in 1961 and have lived there since that time.
Betty worked at various places throughout her lifetime including Cowdens, Trego’s Western Wear, the Newman Memorial Hospital, the Fruit of the Loom Factory, and the Stock Exchange Bank where she retired in 1995. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, canning, crocheting, doing embroidery work, watching the OKC Thunder, cooking, bird watching and OU and OSU Football and Basketball. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, her pets and other family.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Marvin Perrin of Shattuck; three daughters: Judy Jones of Alva, Marcia Briant of Cleo Springs, Debbie Perrin of Fargo; daughter-in-law, Cindy Bentley and husband Kent of Shattuck; sisters-in-law, Naomi Welty, Anna Mae Thomas of New Mexico, Wilma Airrington and husband John of Woodward; seven grandchildren: Wendy Fitzsimmons, Randy Briant Jr. and wife Ashley, Lyn Briant, Jamie McAlister and husband Josh, Jack Jones, Kara Bentley, Kyle Bentley; great-grandchildren: Riecyn Jones, Kourtney Coppock, Kaitlyn Fitzsimmons, Cierra Briant, Chelsea Briant, Megan Briant, Makylie Briant, Malachi Briant, Kadyn Bentley, Tatym Stahlman, Nathyn Stahlman, Morgan Martin, Addisann Weber, Breckyn Weber; four great-great-grandchildren, Cooper Coppock, Ryder Coppock, Quintyn Redinger, Hailie Briant; other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Esther Welty, her son Gary Perrin, grandson Vance Perrin, in-laws, Jack and Mabel Perrin, brothers, Sam Welty, Ed Welty and wife Alice, Dick Welty and wife Irene, sisters Georgia Kornele, Ila Kornele and her husband Dick.