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Betty Jean Hickenbottom

| January 25, 2024 12:00 AM

Betty Jean Hickenbottom, mother to Lova June Jacobs and Jennifer Gayle Hickenbottom (deceased), passed away Dec. 25, 2023, peacefully in her sleep.

Betty was born June 10, 1934, in Estacada, Ore., to August and Hazel (Patterson) Schnelle. Known for her love of her family, home and animals, she will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Betty’s family would like her to be remembered for the joy she brought to others during her life, rather than the sadness of her passing.

Betty is preceded in death by her parents and siblings, husband William Hickenbottom, daughter Jennifer Hickenbottom, great-granddaughter Natashai Jacobs, and great-grandson, Milo Jacobs. She is survived by her daughter, Lova Jacobs, and son-in-law William Jacobs; grandchildren Tabitha Normandeau, Jesse Jacobs, Moriah Lundeen, Angel Jacobs, Luke Jacobs, Joseph Goetsch, Jordan Reese, Jericho Billmayer, and Jayden Mullaney; and her 12 great-grandchildren.

A private graveside ceremony was held on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2023, at Lakeview Cemetery in Polson. In lieu of flowers and gifts, Betty would have preferred a donation to the local humane society in support of her love of animals.

Messages of condolences may be shared with the family online at www. lakefuneralhomeandcremation.com. Arrangements are under the care of The Lake Funeral Home and Crematory.

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