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Carrington and New Rockford, North Dakota
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Elizabeth “Betty” Larson passed away at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd in New Rockford, ND, on December 29th, 2021. 

Betty was born Elizabeth Jean Russell on September 27th, 1932, in Reno, Nevada; the daughter of Kenneth & Helen (Rupprecht) Russell. The family later moved to what would become their family farm north of Thief River Falls, MN, where Betty, and her four siblings were raised.  

On September 21st, 1952, she was united in marriage to Donald Larson. They lived on the Larson family farm near Holt, MN, before moving to Thief River Falls, MN. In 1961, the family relocated to Roseau, MN, where Betty started an in-home daycare for neighborhood children. She enjoyed taking care of kids, and making memories. Many great times were had by all!

In 1976, Betty and Don decided to make Carrington, ND, their home. Betty was a very talented baker and expressed her talents at the Buchannan Hotel, The Doughroller, and the Prairie Inn where she was known for making her famous caramel rolls.

Following retirement, she continued to enjoy baking, knitting, gardening, and canning. Betty’s most treasured moments were spending time with her family, who enjoyed the outcomes of her many hobbies.

Betty moved to the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd in 2017, where she came to enjoy regularly playing Bingo, 6-5-4, and watching movies, as well as creating various crafts and projects.

She will be missed, and her memory cherished by her family, friends, and all those who knew and loved her. 

She is survived by her children, Kay Dawn (Robert) Pierson, Mora, MN, Denise (John) Chrzanowski, Thief River Falls, MN, LeAnn (Corey) Hart, Chaseley, ND, and twins, Ryan (Brenda) Larson, and Ronda Myers (Thad Rosenau), both in Carrington, ND; a sister-in-law Sharon Russell, Thief River Falls, MN, 19 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. 

Betty was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Donald, her parents Kenneth & Helen Russell, two brothers Maurice (Shirley) and Bruce Russell, two sisters Marjorie (Henry) Panek, and Loraine (Dale) Grondahl.


Betty’s Visitation will be Sunday, 1:00PM -7:00PM followed by a Prayer Service at 7:00PM all at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.

A Funeral Service will be held Monday, January 3, 2022 at 10:30AM at Trinity Lutheran Church, Carrington.

Her Burial will be at the Carrington Cemetery.

Posted Condolences:


  1. Thoughts and prayers with your whole family in this time of sorrow.

  2. We are so sadden to know our Aunt Betty will no longer be with family on earth but truly blessed to know she will be with family in heaven. Sending hugs and prayers to everyone

  3. We are so saddened for your family for the loss of Betty. She was such a true friend, such an example to everyone. She was the best baker.

  4. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. She was a wonderful lady always with a smile on her face. I will miss our outings to the plays in New Rockford and our visits together.💖💖🙏🙏🙏💖💖

  5. Roger & I send our deepest sympathies. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your families.

  6. Thoughts and prayers to all of you

  7. She definitely had that certain smile about her and always concerned about others. My mom, Betty, had many fun conversations together and the stories they shared then are now sharing even more stories together in Heaven. May God’s peace and comfort be with all of you in the days ahead.

  8. So sorry to hear about Betty. Was always fun to visit her on my trip back to New Rockford. She was a very determined lady and so pleasant. Hope the weather warms up for the funeral.

  9. Denise and family. So sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy.

  10. Our prayers are with you. God bless.

  11. Will miss Betty’s sense of humor. We always had a laugh when I worked her wing at LHGS.

  12. Ryan and Brenda,
    I am so sorry to hear about Betty’s passing. May she fly with the angels.

  13. So wish we could be with you during this time of grief. Praying for each of you.

  14. Thoughts ,hugs and prayers for comfort and peace to family.

  15. LeAnn and family; Am so sorry to hear of your loss of your dear Mother, she was a dear lady and glad I got to visit with her at the Home. My sympathy and prayers to all of you.

  16. Deepest sympathy to all of you in the loss of your mother and grandmother. Betty was a sweet lady with a lovely smile and the kindest heart. Praying you find strength, comfort, and peace knowing she is now home with the Lord and reunited with her loving Don and family and friends. I’m sure my mom and dad welcomed her with open arms as well. Keeping you all in my prayers.

  17. My sympathy to you, Kay and Bob, and all your family. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen you, but I felt bad to know that you’re going through this tough time. Life is very different after your parents are gone. I didn’t know her, but she sounded like a great person. I’m sure she had a big impact on all of you.


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