Elizabeth Jane “Betty” Hoffman

Thursday, March 25, 2021
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Elizabeth Jane “Betty” Hoffman, age 93, of Glendive, and formerly of Salt Lake City, Utah, died peacefully on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at her daughter’s home east of Glendive, just 10 days before her 94th birthday.

Cremation has taken place and no local services are planned at this time. Silha Funeral Home of Glendive has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Betty was born on March 26, 1927 in Sioux Falls, S.D. to Robert James Mills and Rose Lorraine (Minnick) Mills.

Betty was the fifth child and only daughter born to her parents. She had many fond memories of being the baby sister to four big brothers who were always instructing her how to hold her own and play a good game of baseball. Somehow through all the brother training she became a beautiful little girl and loving wife and mother.

Childhood years were lived during the great depression of the 1930’s, but she was always proud of her father working long hours and providing for his large family. Despite other shortages there was always plenty of love to go around. Betty attended schools in Sioux Falls, S.D., and during her high school years she became a telephone operator. She had the interesting job of working as a telephone operator in Washington, D.C. during World War II. After her children were grown, she worked at a variety of different jobs in sales.

On July 31, 1945 Betty married her childhood sweetheart, Ben G. Hoffman, as he was preparing to leave the country for his service assignment. To their great joy the war ended before he was shipped out and they were able to begin their life together. Most of their married life was spent living, raising their children and working in Salt Lake City, Utah. The past six years they have been living in Glendive. During her long life she was always a faithful and loving wife and mother.

Betty is survived by her husband of 76 years, Ben Hoffman; daughter, Kathy (Tom) Ree of Glendive; son, Ben Jr. (Julie) Hoffman of Billings; son, Vince (Kris) Hoffman of Belgrade; son Tom (Anne) Hoffman of Salt Lake City, Utah; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Remembrances and condolences can be shared with the family at: www.silhafuneralhomes.com.

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