Betty Voorhees

Obituary of Betty Voorhees

Betty Voorhees received her wings and went to walk with angels on December 2, 2023, in Coeur d’ Alene, ID.  Betty was born on April 9, 1932, in Shelby, MT to Jack and Myra Alavana.  She was blessed to grow up with 3 sisters, Dorothea Murray, Helen Price, and Myrna Linnemeyer.

Betty married Clifford Voorhees in July of 1950 and had 3 children, Helen Bowen McCrory (Mac), Kip Voorhees (Cindy) and Michelle Smith Ebert (Paul).  She enjoyed living in many beautiful places including Eureka, MT, Aloha, OR, and Kennewick, WA.  Betty last moved to St. Maries, ID to be near her sister Myrna and her daughter Shelley.  Betty enjoyed life and spent her time dancing, bowling, golfing, playing cards, and spending time with her grandkids.  Betty also enjoyed wintering in Arizona. 

She was blessed with 10 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents Jack and Myra, her husband Cliff, and her daughter Helen and sisters Dorothea, Helen, and Myrna. 

We would like to thank the wonderful caregivers and friends that took such good care of our mom during this time.  In lieu of flowers please consider donating to St. Jude Children’s Hospital ( or Mountain Valley of Cascadia, 601 W. Cameron Ave. Kellogg, ID 83837. 

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