August 19, 1928 - February 21, 2012
Betty Jean Kiesling, 83, a long-time resident of Pocatello, ID, passed away peacefully at the Homestead Assisted Living Center in Rigby, ID, with her daughters by her side. She was born August 19, 1928, in Idaho Falls, ID. Her parents were Otense and John Lake. She was the youngest of nine children. When she was seven years old she moved to Lava Hot Springs with her family. She had a happy childhood growing up in Lava with loving brothers and sisters. She attended all of her schooling there. On September 7, 1946, she married Roy Lynn Kiesling. They had four children-Connie, Marsha, Kenneth and Sandy. Her family was the center and joy of her life. She worked for many years as a waitress and cook at the Silver Grill Café, in Lava, and then in Pocatello at The Champ Café, Newberry’s and Tough Guy Bowling Alley. Betty loved her Church service in the 2nd Ward, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She loved serving as a Visiting Teacher and during her life served as Relief Society President, RS Secretary, Cub Scout and Achievement Day leader and a Primary Teacher. She coordinated the baptism clothes and loved going to the temple. She shared with many people her interests and talents including: decorating cakes, making gingerbread houses, scrap booking , bowling, line dancing, making and sharing her delicious pies. She loved to travel and she enjoyed the out of doors. Betty is survived by 2 daughters: Connie (David) Pincock, Rigby, ID; Sandy (Mike) Merrill, Idaho Falls, ID; one older brother, Melvin (Donna)Lake, Idaho Falls, ID; 15 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren; a son-in-law, Doug Wood, Idaho Falls; and a daughter-in-law, Nancy Kiesling, Pocatello. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Lynn Kiesling; a daughter, Marsha Wood; and a son, Kenneth Kiesling. The family would like to extend their gratitude to Homestead Assisted Living and Aspen Home Health & Hospice for the love and care of their mother. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M., on Friday, February 24, in Pocatello, ID, at the 2nd Ward Chapel, 135 South 7th with the services conducted by Bishop Tom Bates. There will be a viewing held before the funeral service from 9:45-10:45 A.M. Burial will be in the Restlawn Memorial Gardens in Pocatello.
Betty Jean Kiesling, 83, a long-time resident of Pocatello, ID, passed away peacefully at the Homestead Assisted Living Center in Rigby, ID, with her daughters by her side. She was born August 19, 1928, in Idaho Falls, ID. Her parents... View Obituary & Service Information
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