Betty Anderson Counts age 94, of Bismarck, passed away on September 4th, 2022 at her home in Bismarck. She was born October 10, 1927 in Lambert to the late Homer and Willie Anderson. Betty was a Christian and of Baptist faith. She enjoyed living the farm life with her late husband Clinton. Tending to cattle, yard work, flowers and cooking were some of her many joys. From the oldest to the youngest they all loved eating breakfast at Nanny’s house. In high school, Betty was a great basketball player even though she was only 4 ‘8 inches tall. She had the honor of being named All-State player in 1944. Her love for basketball carried on to years of watching every college game on television and being able to name every player and coach in the SEC Division of that time.
Other than her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Clinton, sister Patsy Hall, brother in law Fenton Hall and grandson Joseph Counts; Survivors include daughter Vicki Mayer of Bismarck, son Stephen Counts (Barbara) of Bismarck; Grandchildren Shelly Collie (Terry), Justin Collie (Karla), James Counts (Wendy) and Stephanie Counts all of Bismarck’; Great Grandchildren, Destiny King (Corey), Dakota Baswell (Ashley), Trace Collie, Tessa Collie, Shyann Reth (John), Seth Anderson and Allie Counts; Great Great Grandchildren are Bristol King, Byron King, Rhett Baswell, Rustyn Baswell, Ridge Baswell, Jaime Reth and Brayden Beattie.
At her request there will be a graveside service on September 6th 2022 at Marcus Gardens Cemetery in Lambert with William Hunt officiating. Pallbearers will be her grandsons.
The family would like to give special thanks to Kindred Hospice.