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Betty Jean Malcomson
Betty Jean Malcomson
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ROCHESTER, MINN: Betty Barlow Malcomson, 86, died on Monday, October 18, 2010 at Samaritan Bethany Heights, where she had resided since 2004.Betty J. Barlow was born June 5, 1924 to Walter W. and Joyce (Swits) Barlow in Watertown, SD. She graduated from Preston High School, Preston, MN in 1942. She attended Hamline University and graduated in 1946 with degrees in English and Speech. She taught high school in LeRoy, MN, Detroit Lakes, MN and Milwaukee, WI. She married Worrell Malcomson of LeRoy, MN on June 4, 1950 in Preston, MN. The couple resided in Chicago, IL where Mr. Malcomson started his career with I.B.M. In 1962, they moved to Rochester where they have lived ever since. Betty was an avid antique collector and shared her knowledge by giving classes and lectures. She loved spending time in her gardens and was an original member of the Eden Garden Club. She also enjoyed writing, drawing, painting, and entertaining. Betty is survived by her husband Worrell, Rochester, MN, one son Kent (Nanette) Malcomson, Minneapolis, MN, one daughter Dee (Erik) Voldal, Rochester, MN; two grandchildren, Emily and Thomas Voldal of Rochester, MN. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother William Barlow.A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 22, 2010 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes' Chapel. Rev. Jean Boese will be the officiant. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, October 22, 2010 at Pine Island Cemetery, Pine Island, MN. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Samaritan Bethany Foundation or Mayo Clinic for Parkinson's Disease Research. Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place N.W. Rochester, MN 55901 507-289-3600 www.ranfranzandvinefh.com.

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