Richard Betts

Richard J Betts (Dick) of Guthrie Center low passed away on Sunday, April 10 2022 at the Gardens in Jefferson Iowa at the age of 91. Dick was born June 25, 1930, Bayard Iowa. He was

the third child of five of Vogal and Willard Betts. Dick attended school at country schools in the Bayard, Coon Rapids, and old Carrollton area.

Dick was united in marriage to Lois Greenlee on July 13, 1951. After a few years of military living, they rented a farm south of Jefferson in 1954 where they raised their three children. Their

farm operation included raising hogs, cattle, row crops, and doing custom work for many farmers for 28 years. They then moved to Guthrie Center and had a large cow farm. Dick and Lois moved

to town in 2002.

Dick and Lois spent many years camping at the Iowa State Fair with their lifelong friends.

They hosted appreciation cookouts at the farm south of Guthrie Center. They would travel to Arizona to spend winters there. Dick was on the Greene County fair board and was part of the

first race track built in Jefferson. He also managed demolition Derbys with several friends and family all over the state and Minnesota.

Dick leaves behind three children, Gary (Alene) Betts of Jefferson, Dale (Connie) Betts of Jefferson, and Betty Hoyle (Kirby) of Pleasant Hill, Missouri. Eight grandchildren, Jon (Angela) Betts, Jeri (John) Hedges, Alan (Tanya) Betts, Jessi (Andy) Riley, Ryan (Ailyn) Hoyle, Annette (Brett) Osbern, Melynda (Travis) Thomas, and Bridget (Derek) Trenda as well as 20 great-grandchildren, Brady and Bryce Betts, Jaelynn, Jentry, and Jorja Hedges, Kara and Cole Betts, Brent and Max Riley, Cole Hoyle, Brett Jr, Madison and

Malorie Osbern, Justin, Blake, Ariana and Kynslee Thomas, Kamryn, Cason, and Avery Trenda. One brother Bob (Denise) Betts.

Dick was preceded in death by his wife Lois, parents Vogal and Willard, brothers Daryle, Estel and Billy.

Twigg Funeral Home

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