After an extended series of health challenges, one of the Almighty's special ladies was elevated to her eternal rest Monday November 14, 2016. Bette Dilbeck Flint, wife and life partner to George Flint, quietly passed away on her and George's 47th wedding anniversary.
Bette was born to Arlo Dilbeck and Imogene Jewell Stover Dilbeck, both deceased. Her sibling sisters, Phyllis and Dorothy, also both preceded Bette in her passing. She leaves a sister, Sandy Dilbeck of Carson City.
This wonderful lady was Mom and Stepmom to six children, Marni Louise Stauts of Boise, Idaho and Dean Robert of Reno. She was also "Mom" to George's four children: Jackie Pryor of Sparks, Margaret Flint of Reno, Peggy "Jody" Byers previously deceased and Michael Geoffrey Flint of sparks.
Several Grandchildren also survive Bette. These include Gretchen of Denver, Hannah of Stanley, ID, Stan of Fernley and Melody Grace, Stephanie, Gregory, Alexandria, Emmali Jacquelyn, Ellen Grace, Ben and Caleb all of Reno. A dozen Great Grandchildren also are left to miss their "Nana".
Bette was at St. Mary's Hospital Reno at the time of her demise. George Flint held her close to himself as she breathed her last.
There will be, at her request, no formal funeral or memorial. Bette had many friends who will also miss her greatly.
Her husband told so many on Monday that God created only one lady of Bette's unique qualities. All who knew her loved her. Better was born December 24, 1934 and would have been 82 her next birthday.