Marie Jeanne "Betty" Stensvad, 83, died Tuesday (Nov. 16, 2004) at Hillcrest Nursing Home of McCook.
She was born June 13, 1921, to John Franklin and Marie Charline Souillart Bullis in Lille, France. She came to America with her mother in May of 1923 and grew up in Gothenburg. She graduated from Gothenburg High School in 1939.
On Aug. 20, 1939, she married Arthur Edward Stensvad in Lexington and they moved to North Platte. She helped manage the family business "Stensvad Poultry, Eggs and Creamery." She was a homemaker. In 1958, she began work at Fairacres Dairy and worked there for 10 years before retiring. In 2000, she moved to McCook to be close to her son, Bob.
She was a member of the Episcopal Church of Our Savior in North Platte and St. Alban's Episcopal Church in McCook. She was also a member of the North Platte Art Guild and the Living History Group.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Art; her parents; a daughter-in-law, LouAnn Stensvad; and a sister, May Peraidi.
Survivors include her daughter, Carol M.S. Evans of Arvada, Colo.; her son, Robert David and wife, Carol Stensvad of McCook; two sisters, Jean Bennett and Violet Engels, both of Indian Wells, Calif.; one brother, Dick Bullis of Johnson Lake; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
Services are Thursday, 11 a.m., at the North Platte Cemetery with the Rev. Sam Williams of St. Alban's Episcopal Church officiating.
Friends can sign the memorial book today, until 5:30 p.m., at Odean Colonial Chapel in North Platte and at the services.
The family has established a memorial.
Odean Colonial Chapel of North Platte is in charge of the arrangements.