Betty Brooks, 79

April 16, 1943 —
Jan. 13, 2023
CRESCO - Betty A. Brooks, age 79, of Cresco, Iowa, passed away at her home on Jan. 13, 2023.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m., on Monday, Jan. 30, 2023 at Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home in Cresco. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. She will be buried at Palm Northwest Cemetery in Las Vegas at a later date.
Betty Ann Brooks was born on April 16, 1943 in Albert Lea, Minn., to Eddie and Netta (Madsen) Chrs. She attended country school Dist. 116 from first through seventh grade. She was the smallest in stature but oldest student at school until 1957, when the one-room schoolhouse consolidated with Glenville High School, where she graduated from in 1961. 
The summer after graduation, she attended beauty school in Mason City, Iowa, where she received her Minnesota, Iowa and Nevada license. She then worked with her sister and moved to Northfield, Minn. to help take care of her cousin’s five children. After a time of working at a shop, she purchased and owned her own hair salon for six-and-a-half years, which was her proudest accomplishment. 
Betty then moved to Las Vegas, Nev., where she met the love of her life, Richard Brooks. They were married on Sept. 12, 1970. She always boasted that Richard spoiled her rotten, which he did! She then worked for Bank of America for 30 years. After Richard’s death in 2011, Betty relocated to Iowa.
In her later years, she enjoyed playing with her pups, lounging in the hot tub with her great-nephews and great-nieces and being called “Aunt Bubbles.” Her love of traveling took her on five cruises. She always wanted to see what the other side of the mountains looked like. She enjoyed going out with her friends and driving down to Mexico. After Dick died, Betty’s niece Marla Kaye would fly out to Las Vegas. The duo enjoyed many adventurous road trips back to Iowa. 
Betty is survived by her brother, Edward Chrs, and many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; beloved husband; sisters, Marjorie Carlsgaard, Beverly Farr and Nancy Anderson; brothers-in-law, Merlin Carlsgaard, Amos Farr and Roger Anderson; sister-in-law, Mary Chrs; and nephew, Warren Farr. 

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