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Betty Linenbrink of Cody, Nebraska, also lovingly known as “the pie lady” left this world much too soon on December 7, 2022, just 5 days before her 88th birthday.
Born on December 12, 1934, the only girl out of 5 children to Warren Robinson and Lettie (Baker) Robinson. Growing up in hard times instilled a work ethic like no other in Betty, but she still found fun in her days with her ponies, dog, and a few toys. Baking her first pie (lemon) at the age 11, must have instilled a deep love for baking and cooking, because she would go on to bake thousands of pies along with working at several restaurants in Martin, South Dakota, including the drive-in, Markota, and many, many, wonderful years at the Martin Sale Barn. Betty was also very active catering meals for all kinds of families, ranch auctions, and activities all around the Martin area.
On December 14, 1954, Betty would marry Vince Linenbrink. They would spend 41 years together working at the Jess McGinley ranch, leasing a ranch south of Whitman, Nebraska, and finally moving to their own ranch near Tuthill, SD. Betty and Vince grew some of the finest registered Charolais cattle ever seen for years showing their cattle at the Denver National Western Stock Show, and having annual bull sales. The whole time they were ranching by Tuthill, Betty also worked full time in Martin, SD, plus maintained the home and helped on the ranch every day. She was a keen businesswoman and a harder working woman we have never and probably will never see again.
Betty and Vince raised seven children whom they loved completely: Steven Linenbrink of Raton, NM, Vicki (Clay) Bolden of Lusk, WY, Tom (Dawnne) Linenbrink of Junction City, OR, Rosalie (Ed) Urlacher of Roseburg, OR, Timothy Linenbrink of San Diego, CA, Donna Lee of Wyoming and Suzi (Tommy) Armstrong of Cody, NE. She was blessed with many grand and great grandchildren as well as many very good friends that she would treasure all her life.
Betty was preceded in death by her father, mother, four brothers Ed, Clarence, Arnie and Larry, niece Teresa Burnett and her husband Vince.
Services honoring her life will take place at St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Gordon, NE, on Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at 10:00 am with a vigil on Monday, December 19, at 6pm, at St. Leo’s Catholic Church. Following the service Betty will be laid to rest next to her husband at the Gordon Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations to Gordon Countryside Care Activities Division, would be greatly appreciated. The donations may be sent to Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home, PO Box 366, Gordon, NE 69343.
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