Blue Earth Betty J. Malcolm, age 81, of Blue Earth, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at her home in Blue Earth.
Memorial Services were held on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth. The Rev. Dr. Mark Wilms officiated. Visitation was from 12 p.m. until the service at the funeral home. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth.
Betty was born Sept. 19, 1932, in Dunn County, Wis., the daughter of Henry and Pauline (Peterson)?Christopherson. She was raised and educated in Prairie Farm, Wis. She was baptized in Hay River Church in Wisconsin, and confirmed in New Hope Lutheran Church in Wisconsin.
She worked in Minneapolis and Barron, Wis., doing waitress work. She was married to Robert Malcolm in 1954. They lived in Daly City, Calif., Madelia, Brainerd, Mankato and Blue Earth. The couple were later divorced. Betty was employed at Telex Communications and retired in 1997. She worked part-time at the AmericInn, Green Giant, American Legion, VFW and doing babysitting. She could always be found in her flower garden in the summer and under a Packer's blanket in the winter. She loved spending time with family and friends. Her door was always open to anyone. She will be deeply missed by her family.
Betty is survived by her sons, Tom Ellefson, of Boyceville, Wis., Brad Malcolm, of New Richland, and Steve Malcolm, of Eugene, Ore.; daughter, Vickie (Randy) Aukes, of Blue Earth; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sisters, Vivian Lundequam, of Prairie Farm, Wis., and Nina (Elwood) Donaldson, of Sand Creek, Wis.
She was preceded in death by one son, Bruce; her parents; eight sisters; three brothers; and many nieces and nephews.