Obituary: Elizabeth “Betty” Schwartz

December 28, 1931 - November 1, 2020
Posted at 2:37 PM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-09 20:13:08-05

Elizabeth “Betty” Schwartz, 88, passed away November 1, 2020.

Betty was born December 28, 1931 to Nicholas and Elizabeth Fondell in Dubuque Iowa. Betty met Jack Schwartz in Dubuque in 1951. They were married in December of 1952 and were together for 64 years. They raised six daughters and lived in Great Falls, MT; Apple Valley, MN; Bigfork, MT; and Green Valley, AZ.

In 1952, Jack was stationed at Malmstrom AFB, thus beginning Jack & Betty’s Montana adventures. The family spent many weekends camping, fishing, hunting and skiing. In 1979 Jack & Betty moved to Bigfork: establishing a nursery and a B&B. Betty enjoyed visiting with their guests over breakfast.

In 1994 they left the cold and set up their second retirement in Arizona where they played tennis every day and met a whole new group of good friends. In their retirement years Jack and Betty traveled extensively, visiting 41 countries. They had a wonderful life and were happiest when they were together.

Betty was a marvelous cook and quilter. She made wonderful pies, particularly huckleberry. Her family members all have quilts that help them remember her skills. She was a warm and loving mother and grandmother.

To read the complete obituary and share condolences, visit the Schnider Funeral Home website.