Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Betty Louise Lang

03/21/1931 - 10/06/2021

Betty Louise (Fjelstad) Lang, age 90 of Murphy, passed away peacefully at the nursing home in Peachtree on Wednesday, October 6, 2021. She was visited regularly by her husband, Jack, of 69 years.

Betty was born on March 21, 1931, in Yonkers, New York. She was the fourth of five children of Martin and Selma Fjelstad. She was the last surviving child of that long and happy marriage. She met her husband Jack at a dance in Yonkers, N.Y. The couple was married in 1952. Betty traveled with her Army officer husband through much of Europe, having lived 5 years in Turkey and France. She and Jack have been a member of the Hot House Community since January 1994. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son, John and wife Debbi of Vero Beach, FL; a daughter, Barbara and husband Marc of Gilbert, AZ; her grandson, Dean Lang and great granddaughter Dalylah of Vero Beach, FL; grandson David Lang of Round Tree, VA, along with several nieces and nephews around the U.S.

Betty was preceded in death by her three brothers Alvin, Edward and Robert Fjelstad, and sister Dorothy.

Betty was a member of Ranger United Methodist Church during their years in Hot House. A former Sunday school teacher, a Brownie Leader and a member of the Methodist Woman's Group.

Betty was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She never forgot a birthday or other special occasion. In Murphy, she was active in the VFW Auxiliary and her church. She was a twenty six year resident of Murphy, NC. Betty, a child of the national depression, was an avid coupon cutter and rebate shopper. She enjoyed getting the best deal, potluck dinners, gardening, canning and her long succession of faithful canine friends.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2pm on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy. Rev. Tim Lee will officiate. Internment will be at Ranger United Methodist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1pm-2pm on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

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