Betty Jane (Myers) Skjerva, of Langdon, ND, passed away peacefully at Maple Manor Care Center on August 27, 2022.
Betty was born December 29, 1931, to Dwight and Olga (Nelson) Myers in Langdon. She grew up and attended a rural country school around the Langdon area and helped on her family farm. She then helped the Solberg family where she met Julius Skjerva. She also worked as an aide at the Langdon hospital. She was united in marriage to Julius on April 17, 1955, in Langdon. They made their home and farmed in the Alsen area. She worked at the Nekoma missile site for a short time then the Stables Supper Club until she retired at the age of 80.
She was a strong woman of her faith. She was a member of the Zoar Lutheran Church in Hampden for many years. She had a love of gardening, canning, sewing and enjoyed baking and cooking. Everyone loved her lefse and what were known as “Betty’s buns”. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She will always be remembered for her kind heart, sweet soul and hard work ethic.
Betty is survived by her children: Jerry of Devils Lake, ND, Greg of Jamestown, ND, Bryan of Devils Lake, ND, and Lori Ullyott of Langdon, ND; grandchildren: Scott (Mindy) Skjerva, LaDonna (Kyle) Johnson, Derrick (friend Ashley) Skjerva, Geoffrey (friend Brittany) Skjerva, Peyton, Keaton and Jordyn Ullyott; numerous great-grandchildren; and her siblings, Judy Cox and Carol (Ken) Nickerson. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Julius; sister Ruth Arens; and brothers: Richard, Judd and Melvin.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at Zoar Lutheran Church in Hampden, ND. Burial will be at Storlie Cemetery, rural Hampden.