Elizabeth Kaufman

Elizabeth J "Betz" Kaufman

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 - Wednesday, January 16th, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Elizabeth Kaufman, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Elizabeth Kaufman

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Elizabeth's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Elizabeth's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist


Elizabeth “Betz” Kaufman went to the Lord on January 16, 2019. Betz was born in Glendive, MT on October 30, 1932 to Granville and Cordelia Russell. She joined three sisters and a brother. Together the family lived and operated a dairy farm in Glendive. Being the baby of the family, she probably let her mother and siblings do the majority of the work while she rode her horse Sailor.
Betz met Iven Kaufman, the love of her life, and promptly married him on April 30, 1954. The two of them worked hard at their first business, a Standard Gas Station. Soon the children came. She likes to tell people that she had 4 kids in 3 ½ years (no twins of course)! Following the four rapid succession kids came two more for a total brood of six. The family moved to Missoula in 1966 and settled into life.
Mom’s greatest joys in life was her faith in God and her family. A husband and six children can be a handful and didn’t come without some major ups and downs which she handle with the grace of an angel… because only a true angel of God could manage this bunch! She was very active in her church and took great pride in singing for the St. Francis choir. Mom enjoyed work, from her first job for a dentist in Glendive to her last where she worked for 21 ½ years and retired from Smurfit-Stone Container. While working, she was able to excel at her talent to make people happy. The “mill family” became an extension of her own family. There are so many things that mom took pride in doing throughout her life, she was humble and kind and took every day on with a smile and the determination to make each day great.
With so much chaos around family life, mom knew how to keep things light. She found so many ways to laugh and put a smile on your face. She taught us that putting laughter in your life is good for the soul. Anyone who visited with mom would get to hear her favorite jokes... if you've heard the Dairy Queen, Pillsbury Doughboy, and Burger King jokes, you are smiling now at the thought of her telling them.
Mom taught us so many things. How to be kind, caring, generous, loving and compassionate. She also showed us how to be strong through life’s difficulties. She taught us this not by telling us, but by showing us all of these things. She was a great teacher of life.
Mom is preceded in death by her parents, siblings, Marie, Genevive, and Arthur, her husband, Iven and daughter Cheryl. She is survived by her sister Rosemary, children, Rodney, Steve (Joni), Craig (Carol), Audrey, and Bryon, her grandchildren, Deana, Kelley Jo, Stephen, Cassandra, Aaron, Joshua, Little Christopher, Kelsey, Erika, Keith, and Big Christopher, 16 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews as well as several favorite cat Mr. T and furry grand pets. She loved all of her family with all of her heart.
Read Less

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Elizabeth J "Betz" Kaufman, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Elizabeth

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 | 7:00pm
    Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 7:00pm
    St. Francis Xavier Church
    420 Pine St.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday, January 24th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Thursday, January 24th, 2019 10:30am
    St Francis Xavier
    420 Pine St
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Elizabeth here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Don McGee, Helen Holzwarth & Family, and other have sent flowers to the family of Elizabeth J "Betz" Kaufman.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Emily E.

Posted at 02:25pm
Dear family of Miss Elizabeth. I am very sorry fir your Loss . May there have been many happy memories that you can look back on to bring joy to your hearts . Please be assured that there is comfort to be found in the Loving and Caring words from God at Acts24:15 and Revelation 21:4.

Don McGee

Posted at 06:57am
Audrey & family, Cannot overstate my gratitude for your Mom's gentle ways, infectious smile and birthing you which ultimately lead to an hole-in-one!
Flower Image

Don McGee purchased flowers for the family of Elizabeth Kaufman. Send Flowers


Emily E.

Posted at 09:41pm
I extend my condolences to the family. May your hearts be comforted in knowing that there is a beautiful Promise that God gave to Miss Elizabeth. This Promise is written in His Holy Word the Bible at Acts 24: 15 and John 11:25. Those words tells us that God has Miss Elizabeth in His Loving Memory and He will not forget her.

Lorna Buss

Posted at 09:23pm
Betz was such a wonderful person and cared deeply for everyone. I will cherish the time spent working with her out the the mill office. Her memory will never be forgotten and she will definitely be missed. My heartfelt prayers go out to all of you.
Lorna Buss

Kristy Kramer

Posted at 01:13pm
She was a special lady. I very much appreciated how welcomed she made me feel. I am very saddened to see she has passed, she will be very much missed.

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Elizabeth "Betz" and Iven Kaufman, April 30, 1954
Betz, always a ray of sunshine!
Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: