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Bette June Shoemaker Derrickson

Baker, Fallon County, Montana, USA
Death 2 Nov 2012 (aged 81)
Eagle River, Anchorage Borough, Alaska, USA
Burial Plains, Sanders County, Montana, USA
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EAGLE RIVER, Alaska – Bette June (Shoemaker) Derrickson, 81, died Nov. 2, 2012, at her home in Eagle River. Floyd LeRoy "Bud" Derrickson, 87, died June 1, 2011, at his home in Eagle River, Alaska.

A memorial service will be held at Plains Cemetery in Montana at a later date.

Bette was born June 13, 1931, in Baker. Floyd was born Feb. 29, 1924, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He honorably served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Floyd and Bette were united in marriage Sept. 13, 1947. The couple was self-employed for most of their lives until retiring in 1991 to Plains. They later moved to Post Falls, Idaho, before moving to Eagle River on Dec. 5, 2010. They were devoted members of Real Life Ministries in Post Falls, where they also volunteered with the Real Life Ministries Thrift Store.

The only thing Bud loved more than fishing was Bette, and a close second was fishing with his kids and grandkids. The only thing Bette did more than loving Bud was worrying about the trouble he was getting into.

Their family wrote: "Bud was young at heart, with a healthy sense of humor and a prankster streak up until the end. Bette had a capacity to tolerate Bud that couldn't be matched. Her compassion and love of her friends and family made her the adopted mother and grandmother of many. Their friends and family will miss them at holidays, card parties and gatherings for years to come, but we know they are happy together, causing a ruckus in heaven!"

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Shari and Clifford Crismore, Eagle River; son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Chris Derrickson of Minong, Wis.; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Jamie and Spring Tancre of Rathdrum, Idaho; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Michelle Crismore and Toby Valkenburg of Anchorage, Alaska; grandsons, Bryce and Brett Derrickson of Minong; granddaughter, Brooklyn Derricksonof Minong; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Bette is also survived by her sister, Faith Frank of Rathdrum; and her brother and sister-in-law, Morris and Ilene Shoemaker of Thompson Falls.

The couple was preceded in death by grandsons, Benjamin Derrickson and Jason Tancre.

In lieu of flowers, donation can be made in their name to Great Alaska Council-Boy Scouts of America, 3117 Patterson, Anchorage, AK 99504.

Arrangements by the Cremation Society of Alaska.

-Source: Missoulian, 10 Nov 2012.

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  • Created by: Annie Duckett Hundley
  • Added: 10 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100490286
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Bette June Shoemaker Derrickson (13 Jun 1931–2 Nov 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100490286, citing Plains Cemetery, Plains, Sanders County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Annie Duckett Hundley (contributor 47394373) .