November 15, 2017
Betty Scanlan, 80, was called home to join our heavenly father in the early morning of Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Lake Havasu City, Ariz.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
She was born in Miles City, Mont., on Sept. 9, 1937. She graduated from Custer County High School where she met the love of her life, Larry Gene Scanlan. They were married Dec. 31, 1955.
In the early years after their marriage, they worked construction in the western United States until they returned to Kinsey, Mont., in 1967 to farm and ranch, continuing to do so until 1982. During that period, they raised five children on the farm.
In 1982, they moved to Fort Peck, where she assisted Larry in the continuation of their construction business, worked for Western Area Power Administration, and also was active on the city council for several terms. In 1995, she and Larry started "snowbirding" in Arizona and New Mexico, joining with her brothers during the winter months. She loved to travel, and enjoyed many cruises and other adventures around the world. Their snowbirding resulted in becoming winter residents in Lake Havasu City.
Survivors include her loving husband of 62 years, Larry Gene Scanlan; five children, Valerie Larimore and her husband, Marsh, Les Scanlan and his wife, Patti, Curt Scanlan and his wife, Lori, Tom Scanlan and his wife, Krissie, and Greg Scanlan and his wife, Susan; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. And of course, their schnauzer, Fritz!