PRICE - Blanche Elizabeth "Betty" Rice Kobe, born April 30, 1918 under the blue skies of Montana to Oscar Heber and Blanche Marie Rice, passed away July 25, 2008 at her home in Price.
She was raised in Gardner and Livingston, Mont. She headed east to Kansas City, Kan., where she graduated from St. Mary's College with a bachelor's degree in nursing and met her husband and love of 67 years, Jack E. Kobe. They were married Sept. 1, 1941.
After WWII, the GI bill brought the two of them to Utah State University in Logan, followed by stops in Inkom and Pocatello, Idaho; Green River; and finally to Price, where she made her home since 1954.
Betty was a child of God, a wife, daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, teacher, nurse, friend, traveler and pinochle player.
She lives a legacy of love and faith through her husband, Jack; children, Mary Kathleen, Linda (Dan), Jack (Denise), Dave (Deborah), Maureen (Charles); grandchildren, Joshua (Sara), Cesa, Wendy (Rick), Brande (Mike), Jesse, Melissa (Kevin), Tony, Erin (Trevor), Troy, Mike, Matt, Emily, Liz, David; great-grandchildren, Makael, Dylan, Jordan, Isaiah, Dominik, Faith, Heidi, Rona, Venessa, and Sydney; brother, Vincent (Olga); sister, Marietta; sisters-in-law, Cathy, Dorothy (George); and her pinochle family, Paul, Marcie and Fawn. She was preceded in death by her brother, Pat.
Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, July 30, 10 a.m., Notre Dame Catholic Church. Vigil service Tuesday evening, 7 p.m., at the church. Family will be at the church Tuesday and Wednesday one hour prior to service. Interment, Price City Cemetery. A reception will follow in the parish hall. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to the Notre Dame Building Fund.
We are grateful for the support of Rocky Mountain Hospice, their friends and parish faith family.