Betty Lou Scanlan

Betty was called home to join our Heavenly Father in the early morning of November 10,, 2017 in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Betty, 80, was born in Miles City, Montana, on September 9, 1937.

She graduated from Custer County High School where she met the love of her life, Larry Gene Scanlan. They were married December 31, 1955.

In the early years after their marriage, they worked construction in the western United States until they returned to Kinsey, Montana in 1967 to farm and ranch. They continued to do so until 1982. During that period, they raised 5 children on the farm.

In 1982 they moved to Fort Peck, Montana, where Betty assisted Larry in the continuation of their construction business, worked for Western Area Power Administration, and also was active on the city council for several terms. In 1995, Larry and Betty started "snowbirding" in Arizona and New Mexico, joining with Betty's brothers during the winter months. Betty loved to travel, and enjoyed many cruises and other adventures around the world. Their snowbirding resulted in becoming winter residents in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

Betty is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Larry Gene Scanlan; her five children, Valerie (Marsh) Larimore, Les (Patti) Scanlan, Curt (Lori) Scanlan, Tom (Krissie) Scanlan, and Greg (Susan) Scanlan; twelve grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and of course their schnauzer Fritz!

Services were placed in the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home. To send a free card to the family, go to