Evans Funeral Home

"Compassionate Funeral Service"

Carrington and New Rockford, North Dakota
701.652.3003 or 701.947.2911

Secondary Number ~ 701.650.9937

Betty was born February 1, 1931 Wyard Township – rural Carrington, North Dakota to Peter and Mary (Kubzik) Becker. She passed peacefully on November 26, 2020. 

She married Stanley Smith December 27, 1951 in McHenry, Betty worked tirelessly raising 5 sons and helping out on the farm/ranch. She later worked for Posi Lock in McHenry and Cooperstown. She was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church (McHenry) and later Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Carrington. She had an unwavering faith and love for God. 

She loved to cook, bake and take care of her large family. She liked to sew, quilt, crochet and for entertainment loved bingo, and an occasional trip to the casino. She had a large family of children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren who will dearly miss her.

Betty is survived by her loving husband of nearly 69 years, children Dr. Jeff Smith (Tracey Albers), Bismarck, Kerry (Kari) Smith, Carrington, Dr. Kirk (Donita) Smith, Lino Lakes Mn, Dr. Stuart (Ruth) Smith, Bismarck, and Andrew (Barbie) Smith, Bismarck. 13 Grandchildren, 12 Great Grandchildren, and 5 Great Great Grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her infant son Joseph, her parents, brothers Eugene and Edward, and sister Marjorie Yanke.

Betty’s family would like to thank the Staff at Golden Acres for their loving care and compassion. A special thanks to family and friends that came to visit during her extended time at Golden Acres.

Visitation will be Friday, December 11, 2020 from 9:00AM – 6:45PM followed by a Rosary at 6:45PM and a Prayer Service at 7:00PM all at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 10:00AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Carrington.

Burial will be at the Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery, McHenry, ND.

Posted Condolences:


  1. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  2. My sympathy and prayers to all of you! I have many memories of all of you growing up and attending church at St. Peter’s and Paul Catholic Church! God’s Blessings to all!

  3. Kerry and Kari:
    My sincerest sympathies and prayers go out to you and your family and to your dad and all of your siblings and families. May Betty Rest In Peace.

  4. My heart goes out to all of you!! Your mom was truly loved and will be missed by so many. My prayers for healing and peace, now and in the time to come!

  5. Sending my deepest sympathy to all the family.

  6. My sympathy to the Smith family. They always sat close to us at McHenry church. She was such a beautiful kind person inside and out. Sure miss those days.

  7. Our sympathy to the Smith Family.
    It is so hard to lose your Mom. It is a void that can not be filled.
    Betty was a loving wife and Mom to all those boys! The pride she had was very evident when she talked about each of you.
    Betty and I (Sue) shared a birthdate and we tried to greet each other on February 1 -it was very often at a basketball game! I will continue to think of her on “our birthday” .
    God give you peace in the days ahead.

  8. My sympathy to Stanley and family. Betty was my Pinochle partner and great friend and companion going to the Casino and playing Bingo. I have truly missed her these last years. May she Rest In Peace.

  9. MySympathy to you Stanley and all your family.She was also my Pinochle and Whist partner. Played in many tournaments and won several times. Great friend she was and was so sad when she couldn’t visit any more when I stopped to see her. God Bless you all .May she rest in peace

  10. Deepest sympathy to the entire Smith Family. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  11. Kerry and Family, So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May she rest in peace.

  12. Kerry,

    Betty meant a lot to me she was my 1 on 1 at the home I enjoyed her smile her spunky attitude 😊 I will miss her very much she was like another grandma to me.

  13. Kirk,Donita, Jacob, Karee, Rowen and MacKenzie many hugs to you and your Dad and brothers!! She always had such a caring heart and LOVE for you all! Cherish your memories you shared with her!💜💜💜

  14. Deepest sympathy to Stanley and family.

  15. I would like to extend my deepest heartfelt sympathies to Betty’s entire family. I did not know Betty, but I have recently had the honor of meeting one of her sons, Dr. Staurt Smith, who stands out brightly with great character, a very decent and caring young man. I have no doubts that he inherited those qualities from both Betty and Stanley. I would have no doubt that Betty must have been so very proud of her children and their off spring. I was privileged to hear recently a few stories about Betty’s life from Stuart, she sounded to be a remarkable lady. I hope God helps to ease the sadness within your hearts, that I am sure is with you all at this time, and leave you with only the wonderful memories that you shared with Betty.

  16. My sympathy goes out to all of Smith family. The family was a big part of my life at church and the community. She was a very kind and devoted person.

  17. Sending our sympathy to Betty’s family. May her memories sustain you in the sad times.

  18. I enjoyed spending time with Betty and showing her Facebook photos.

  19. I truly enjoyed playing games with Betty and her sweet smile. She will missed.

  20. Just saw the news. Kerry, my deepest condolences to you and your family!


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