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Anna Frank

Anna E. "Betty" Frank (Strecker)

Sunday, January 22nd, 1928 - Monday, February 3rd, 2020
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Betty Frank, age 92, passed away peacefully on February 3, 2020. She was born January 22, 1928 in Laurel, MT and lived in Laurel her entire life. She graduated from Laurel High in 1946, and married Raymond Frank, a guy who grew up a block away, on September 10, 1955. They built a home together and raised son Todd and daughter Robin (Ken) Herman.

Betty was a homemaker whose greatest joys were her children, granddaughters Marki (Trevor) Kirschenmann and Rylie (Cole) Olson, and grandsons Hank and Max Frank. Perhaps the brightest sparkle in her eye occurred when she was blessed with great granddaughter Oaklyn.

Betty was a tireless and sacrificing worker who enjoyed helping others. She was a very talented baker and loved to share her delicious confections. Above all she loved the Lord and cherished the hymns she grew up with.

She was preceded in death by her husband and sisters Mary Besel and Augusta Cowley. She is survived by her children, grandchildren and her sister Georgia Helterbran.

The family would like to sincerely thank the amazing women who provided her wonderful care for the past 3 years. Their unwavering attention and genuine compassion were an overwhelming factor in mom’s health and happiness.

Visitation held on Friday, February 7, 2020 from 9-10:00 a.m. at Smith Funeral Chapel in Laurel. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 7, 2020 at Smith Funeral Chapel in Laurel. Interment follows at the Laurel Cemetery.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, February 7th, 2020 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    Friday, February 7th, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am
    Smith Funeral Chapel-Laurel
  • Service

    Friday, February 7th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Friday, February 7th, 2020 10:00am
    Smith Laurel
    Address Not Available
    Pastor Mark Erickson
  • Interment

    Laurel Cemetery
    31 Buffalo Trail road
    LAUREL, MT 59066
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Shawn & Marie Besel

Posted at 08:50pm
Dear Robin, Todd
Our heartfelt condolences to you and your families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Doug and Brenda Tofteland

Posted at 10:16am
May God bless all of you with love and peace in the loss of Betty. We have many good memories of her for which we are grateful.
Pastor Doug and Brenda Tofteland

Steve and Merna Winters

Posted at 10:05am
Even though we didn't spend the time we should have when Aunt Betty went into assisted living, we always tried to visit her at her home when we came to Laurel. She has always been in our thoughts and prayers. She is now rejoicing in the reunion in heaven with Uncle Ray and singing the hymns she so much enjoyed. God Bless the family and take comfort in knowing she is in a better place. Steve and Merna Winters

K Schield

Posted at 11:38pm
Only great memories of fun, laughter and love... Kenney and Joan Schield

Jessica sawyer

Posted at 07:52pm
Robin and Todd I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was a wonderful woman! I really enjoyed taking care of her. I am very glad I got to visit with her recently!

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