|Birth: ||Dec. 12, 1927|
|Death: ||Sep. 12, 2011|
Twin Falls County
Betty Nell Aslett, 83, of Buhl, passed away peacefully Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at the Oak Creek Rehabilitation Center in Kimberly with her family by her side.
Betty was born Dec. 12, 1927, in Mountain Home, Idaho, and was the fifth of seven daughters born to Esther Cahalan King and Theodore King. She grew up on the farm near Bruneau, Idaho, and attended school from the first through the eighth grade at the one-room school in Little Valley, where she would often ride her horse to school. She attended high school in Bruneau, where she starred on the women's basketball team which included most of the girls in the school. In 1947, she graduated from Bruneau High School and was the class salutatorian in her graduating class of four. Following graduation, Betty worked briefly for the phone company in Boise before returning to Bruneau when the company went on strike. While in Bruneau, she met her future husband.
On March 18, 1948, she married Zan Aslett. She began her marriage with a ready made family as Zan had a 6-month-old daughter. Five children where born into this marriage, including four sons and one daughter. Zan was in the road construction business and the family moved frequently to follow the work. All eight of the family lived in a small mobile home that could be pulled behind a pickup. It was not easy keeping up with such a large family on the move and Betty was known for the hard work she always did to provide for her family's needs. Before it was said and done, she had lived in 48 different locations between the time she married and the time all of her children left home. The family eventually settled in Filer, Idaho, where her children graduated from high school.
After 21 years of marriage, Zan and Betty divorced. In 1971, Betty married Barney Lilya. They later divorced. Once her children were gone, Betty attended Twin Falls Business College and obtained a degree in accounting. She began a new career in the motel business and enjoyed the travel and adventure that her new career offered. She worked for a number of years in several locations throughout Idaho and in Alaska as an auditor and motel manager before finally settling in Buhl, where she eventually retired. Although Betty is probably best known for the hard work she always did, she also had a soft spot for people in need and often gave of herself to help others. She will be missed.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Ted and Esther King; two sisters, Thelma Rubelt (Henry) and Dorothy Bee (John); one son, Danny Aslett; and a great-granddaughter, Sophie Baldwin. She is survived by her sons, Dennis Aslett (Jody) of Sandpoint, Idaho, Richard Aslett (Clara) of Orem, Utah, and Doug Aslett (Cindy) of Florida; daughters, Zandra Edwards (Frank) of Twin Falls and Shari Hart (Gordon) of Filer; four sisters, Ruby Ward (Clarance) of Meridian, Hope Deming (Grant) of Bruneau, Barbara Plunkett (Dean) of Elko, Nev., and Bonnie South (Grady) of Buhl; grandchildren, including Heather Aslett of Salt Lake City, Utah, Shay (Janelle) Aslett of Orem, Utah, Sean Aslett of Orem, Utah, Danielle Aslett of Orem, Utah, Zan Aslett and Josh Aslett, both of Washington, D.C., Calli Aslett of Kennewick, Wash., Mike Funke (Tony) of Twin Falls, Suzy Collins (Tony) of Twin Falls, Dusty Olsen (Dustin) of Carey, Stormy Edwards of Seattle, Wash., Deanna Baldwin (Bob) of Bozeman, Mont., Lori Hurley (Jeff) of Filer and Shelly Hart of Twin Falls; and 12 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at White Mortuary "Chapel by the Park," with interment to follow at Sunset Memorial Park.
Theodore Hogue King (1895 - 1979)
Esther Fay Cahalan King (1895 - 1983)
Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery
Twin Falls County
Created by: Annie
Record added: Sep 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76441304
Added: Sep. 25, 2011