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Bette Jean Hass

Bette Jean Hass, 84, resident

of Scottsbluff, NE and formerly

of Bridgeport, NE, died Friday,

December 2, 2022, at Regional

West Medical Center in


Bette was born August 21,

1938, in Ovid, Colorado, to

Eugene and Loree DeManche.

She grew up in Ovid. She

worked at CA Story Insurance

Agency in Sidney, NE. She

met Jim Hass, and they were

married in 1961. They raised their family

on a farm outside of Bridgeport, NE. Bette

raised large gardens while on the farm

and canned everything she raised. Bette

also worked for the Elden Evers Insurance

Agency for many years as well as for

Plummer Insurance, both in Bridgeport.

She also taught Sunday school at St. Paul's

Lutheran Church for several years.

Bette could be seen each summer at

the county fair helping her kids get their

cattle ready for show. Along the way

she became a master at crochet and

quilting. She even taught all four of her

granddaughters to quilt with many of the

quilts placing at the Morrill County Fair.

Bette and Jim had many activities that

they enjoyed such as meeting friends at

the Eagles Club in Bridgeport, going to

Las Vegas or Deadwood, and traveling

around the U.S. They also loved getting

together with family and

friends to catch up and have

a good time. They especially

loved spending time with their

granddaughters and more

recently their great grand kids.

Bette is survived by her

husband, Jim of Scottsbluff;

daughter Kara (Glen) Buttolph

of Lewiston, ID, son Regan

(Cheri) Hass of Gering, NE;

four granddaughters, Nicole

(Joe) Summerville, Shelby

(John) Hedlund, Jesse Buttolph, and

Aimee Hass; two bonus granddaughters,

Kayla Roberts and Brett (Kamron) Rice

and bonus grandson Spenser (Kylie)

Rice; great granddaughters Audrey and

Ava Hedlund, Harper Hutchison, and

Jaylynn and Scotlyn Summerville; and her

brothers, Richard and Gary DeManche.

She was preceded in death by her

parents, Eugene and Loree DeManche,

brother, Robert DeManche, and a

nephew, Michael DeManche.

Funeral services were held Thursday,

December 8th at the Salem Congregational

Church in Scottsbluff with a luncheon

following the service.

Interment was at the Oregon Trail

Memorial Cemetery in Bridgeport.

Fond memories and condolences may

be left at for the

Hass family.


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