Betty Lorraine Jenson was born on May 30, 1929 in Minneapolis, MN, daughter of Earl, Sr. and Mary (Peterson) Stevenson. She lived in Buffalo, Two Harbors, Finland, Zimmerman, before settling in Princeton, MN. Betty was united in marriage with Lavern “Bud” Toth in March of 1946. They lived in Chicago for a time while Bud went to school, before moving back to Princeton. Bud died in 1962. Betty married Clifford Foote on December 18, 1963 and they lived at Mora. Betty worked as a waitress and cook at the Knotty Pine Café. Following their divorce, Betty moved back to Princeton, MN where she worked at Kurt Manufacturing in Fridley. On July 8, 1972,
Betty married James T. Jenson in Princeton. He was a Cat skinner for Bauerly’s Construction in Princeton. They moved to Talmoon, MN in Itasca County, where he owned 40 acres and had a hunting shack. James died in 1985. Betty worked for the US Forestry at Marcell, MN doing a variety of jobs as needed with the Forest Service. Betty returned to Princeton in November of 1989.
Betty enjoyed her time volunteering at the Moose Lodge. She was a Red Stoll recipient and a member of the Legion Auxiliary and the VFW Auxiliary. Betty loved the outdoors, working in her flower and vegetable gardens and knitting.
Betty is survived by her children: Richard Toth of Anderson, SC, Janice Miller of Anderson, SC, Joy Risley of Minneapolis, MN; Tim Toth Larson of Beasley, OH, and Laverne Jean Toth of Princeton; 16 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; siblings: Martin (Anne) Stevenson, Dale Stevenson, Annie (Jon) Brodeson, all of Princeton and Connie (Fred) Pasche of Zimmerman; and many nieces and nephews.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents: Earl and Mary; son: Robert Toth; husbands: Bud Toth and Jim Jenson.
A Service will be held at 11:30 AM, Wednesday, April 18th at the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Princeton, MN.
Burial: Evergreen Knoll Cemetery, Marcell, MN.