Betty Jean Hoff

Betty Jean Hoff, 95, peacefully passed away to be with our Lord in Heaven on Oct. 10, 2020, in Kalispell, Mont.

Family members are tentatively planning a Celebration of Life for July 2021 during North American Indian Days in Browning, Mont., and a memorial mass at St. Margaret Catholic Church in Cut Bank, Mont.

Betty was born on Feb. 3, 1925 to James W. Stewart and Fannie Adam Stewart in Browning. She was an elder within the Blackfeet Tribe and motherly figure to all that were blessed to be in her presence. 

Betty spent time as “Rosie the Riveter” in California, helping build warships during WWII. Her heart, however, belonged to Montana, and she quickly returned to her home. She and her husband, Ralph Hoff, were longtime Cut Bank residents.

Betty was known for midnight romantic dancing with her late husband Ralph. She loved family gatherings, especially during Indian Days and Thanksgiving. 

Betty was renowned for country home cooking that brought everyone together and lifted spirits all over. 

She is survived by her children Newman Hoff, Perry Hoff, Ladonna Uhrhammer and plenty of grandchildren.

Betty was preceded by her husband Ralph Hoff.