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Betty Jean Balfany of Chadron Nebraska transitioned peacefully on Monday December 11th at Chadron Community Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Betty was born in Martin, South Dakota on August 15, 1937 to Earl and Carol Phyllis Grass. She came into this world with a twin sister Barbara.
Betty graduated from Chadron High School in 1955. She was wed to Donald Balfany on February 15, 1958 and they had three beautiful children. Don and Betty made their home in Chadron Nebraska and spent 60 years ranching there. Betty will be remembered by her kind, loving heart and her dedication to her family.
Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter Dawn (Bert) Bilby of Chadron, Nebraska. Granddaughters Jamie (Chad) Badstieber of Columbus, Nebraska, Roni (Nuly) Daniels of Ainsworth, Nebraska, Brandi (John) Roylance of Riverton, Wyoming, Bayli Bilby and Trace Bilby of Chadron, Nebraska. As well as seven great-grandchildren Carter, Maddison, Kenley, Tyrin, Zaily, Trystan and Ashton and one great-great-grandson Daxton. She is also survived by three sisters Barbara (Don) Hagerman-Kokesh, Phyllis (Jim) Kearns, Rachel Hoffman and
one brother Stan(Connie) Grass.
She is preceded in death by her husband Donald A. Balfany, sons William and Ronald Balfany. As well as, her parents and two brothers Wayne Grass and Ike Grass.
A memorial has been established. Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337.