Laura Elizabeth (Betty) Honadel, 94, died Friday, March 18, 2005 at the Northern Montana Care Center of natural causes.
Her memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church with the Revs. Carolyn Kuhr and Catherine Card officiating. A fellowship luncheon, sponsored by P.E.O. and St. Mark's Guild, will be held at the church immediately after the services.
Betty was born Nov. 22, 1910, to Oto and Gertrude North in Billings. She graduated from Billings High School and attended Stephens College in Missouri.
In 1933, she married Gerald O. Honadel and moved to Helena, where her husband worked for the state Auditor's Office. In 1935, her husband accepted a position at the State Board of Equalization and they moved to Billings. In 1937, they transferred to Havre. From 1943 to 1945, while her husband was in the Army Engineers in Manila, she held a variety of jobs. After World War II, she and her husband started Honadel Co., where she assisted him until 1949.
After her husband died in 1966, she was a Welcome Wagon hostess, a doctor's receptionist, a children's magazine representative, a teacher's aide, and volunteered at Saint Mark's Church, where she was an elder and a guild member. She also volunteered at the senior center and Northern Montana Hospital. She traveled frequently in the United States and Europe. She represented Havre as a friendship ambassador to England.
Since moving to Havre, Betty was a P.E.O. and Daughter's of the Nile member, as well as a charter member of a sewing club and a bridge club of which she took an active part until her death.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband; son, Rand; and daughter, Gayle.
Survivors include her son, Judd (Jeannie) Honadel of Stevenson Ranch, Calif.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many friends.
Memorials in Betty's honor may be made to the American Cancer Society (for information, call (800) 227-2345), or to a charity of one's choice.
Services and arrangements are under the direction of Holland & Bonine Funeral Home.