Betty Jean Franklin

Betty Jean Franklin, 75, of Bozeman passed away April 30, 2017 in the presence of her loving daughters.       

 Betty was born on May 17, 1941 in Santa Maria, California to parents Jerry and Ida Burger. Betty, alongside her siblings, was raised in Santa Maria, California and after attending high school, began her career as a cook. Eventually settling in Clyde Park, Betty raised six beautiful children Mike, Wendy, Barbara, Holly, Gina and Donald. She enjoyed cooking, visiting the White Sulphur Hot Springs, driving back country roads, taking walks, and caring for her dogs. Betty will be remembered most for her huge heart and her love for her children, her 16 grandchildren, as well as her five great-grandchildren.

Betty is preceded in death by her parents; grandparents; her sister Jerry; Godson Ronnie; and son Mike. She is survived by her daughter Wendy Wren of Bozeman; daughter Barbara (Gary) Bauer of Billings; daughter Holly Franklin (Craig Knight) of Livingston; daughter Gina Bausch (Mike Schegel) of Bozeman; and son Donald (Anthoula) Franklin of Bozeman; 16 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and brother Earl Burger of California.

A private family gathering will be held in California at a later date. Condolences and memories may be shared with Betty’s family at