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Elizabeth L. “Betty” Golberg

February 24, 2013

Elizabeth (Betty) Louise Chase Golberg passed away Sunday, February 24, 2013 in Tucson, AZ. She was born in Rochester Minnesota, to Joseph and Hazel (Warren) Chase on July 3, 1931. She attended Simpson, Minnesota grade school, and Lourdes High School in Rochester, Minnesota. After graduation she worked at Kresgee’s, Notons, and St. Mary’s Hospital.

She married Gerald (Jerry) Patrick Golberg November 29, 1952. Betty and Jerry moved their family to Powers Lake, North Dakota in 1968. She worked for Our Lady Queen of the Prairies Shrine, as a cook. Betty and Jerry moved to Watford City in 1974, where Betty worked with Jerry in the Watford City Creamery. Betty also worked at the Good Shepherd nursing home in the kitchen for a short time. After closing the creamery Betty had a thrift shop for a short time in the creamery building. In the fall of 1978 Jerry and Betty purchased The Red Trail Campground of Medora, North Dakota and they moved there in the spring of 1979. Jerry and Betty spent winters in Tucson, Arizona for the past 33 years.

Betty loved her family and enjoyed crafts all throughout her life, especially sewing. She also enjoyed travelling and meeting people from all over the world. She had a generous heart, taking in children, inviting people into her home, and making food baskets for neighbors over the holidays.

Betty is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph P and Hazel A. Chase, and grandson Anthony J. Schneider. Betty is survived by her loving husband, Jerry and their children: Patrick Gerald Golberg (Sally), Watford City, ND; Mary (Golberg) Schneider, Medora, ND; Joseph Matthew Golberg, Belfield, ND; (Olie) Mark Olaf Golberg (Cil), Medora, ND; Daniel Luke Golberg, Bismark, ND; John Robert Golberg (Correen), Bismark, ND; Rose Marie (Golberg) Zapp (Paul), St. Marys, KS; Nancy Ann (Golberg) Larson (Kent), Salt Lake City, UT.

She is also survived by her brother, Jerry Chase and sister-in-law, Jeannie Chase, 23 grandchildren, and 37 great-grandchildren.

Viewing will be Friday afternoon from 2:00 until 5:00 P.M. at Piper Funeral Home & Chapel, St. Marys, KS. Rosary to follow at Assumption Chapel at 5:50 P.M.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Assumption Chapel, St. Marys, KS. at 7:00 A.M. Burial service to follow at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery. Luncheon will be at St. Marys College Auditorium.

In lieu of gifts and flowers donations are being directed to Our Lady of Sorrows Academy (Phoenix, AZ) or St. Mary’s Academy (St. Mary’s, KS)

Call Piper Funeral Home & Chapel for further information: 785-437-2222. Online condolences may be sent to www.piperfuneralhome.com.

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14 thoughts on “Elizabeth L. “Betty” Golberg

  1. I spoke to Mary this morning and she shared with me that Betty had passed. I am so sorry and my prayers go out to the family. The Goldberg family was a big part of my childhood growing up in Pleasant Grove, MN. I love everyone in the family and all of you will remain in my memory til the day I pass. I will see you in heaven someday, Betty!

  2. Betty was a wonderful and charming human being who always insisted I take a free coke when I visited her at the Campgrounds. I will miss her smile and her happiness. My condolences to the family.

  3. To the Goldberg family.
    Mary, we will miss your mother very much, she was such a good friend , and such a joy when we stayed at the campground.
    She is in a much better place, but will be with you always.

  4. Betty was blessed with a loving family and devoted husband. she led a good life surrounded by those she loved and those who loved her. She will be deeply missed,but remember she is now in a better place.We wish we were able enough to travel up, but are pleased that sons joseph and daniel will be there to represent us. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you

  5. Our thoughts are with you during this time of your Mother’s passing. Her presence will still be felt at Red Trail Campgrounds. We enjoyed the years we got to know her.

  6. Rest in peace,Betty.It was a pleasure to get to know you on our long rides to Phoenix.With love and in union of prayers to our Suffering Savior and the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.

  7. I have been blessed to have my mom as my best friend. She loved every one of her children and grandchildren. I know that her best friend of 60 years will miss her very much. I will miss her very much. Let perpetual life shine upon her. May her and all the soles of the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen. My prayers go for the repose of mom’s soul, for all my family members, especially dad. I love you dad.

    • Mary, I am so sorry that you lost your best friend. I loved your mom too. God Bless you and your family today and always.

  8. We are so sorry to hear about Betty’s passing. She was a special lady. Our prayers and condolences to the entire Golberg family.

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