Betty Jane Solberg
January 7, 1926 ~ October 14, 2015
Betty Jane Ray married Oliver M. “Swede” Solberg in 1945. The had two children: G.E. “Pepper Solberg-Selvan and Vicki Solberg Hanson. Before settling into her family life, Betty worked for Southwestern Bell and the Sunflower Ammunition Plant.
A devoted wife & loving mother, Betty found happiness in caring for her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and most recently, her great-great-grandchildren.
After living in the Kansas City area for many years, Betty found her home in Eudora, Kan.
She enjoyed watching her grandsons play baseball, cherished her long talks and storytelling with children and grandchildren, and especially loved watching her great-grandchildren play at the vineyard.
Betty’s many dogs, cats, and birds brought joy to her everyday life. She had new friends to watch just outside her window every season.
As part of a local quilting club, Betty pieced beautiful and award-winning quilts. She remained active with these women well beyond her quilting years. In her later years, she lent her artistic talents to jewelry making.
The only child of George and Elizabeth “Betty” Ray, Betty found strength through her Native American ancestry, which made her passing a little easier on those she left behind.
A gathering in remembrance of Betty Jane Solberg will be held Sunday, Oct. 25 at 3 pm at BlueJacket Crossing Vineyard, 1969 N. 1250 Road, Eudora, Kan.
It was an honor to be able to be this wonderful woman’s nurse. I loved her smile and her big hugs at each visit we had. Peace and Blessings to her family during this time of loss.
My mother (a quilt & spiritual friend) introduced me to Betty 30+ years ago! Her unpretentiousness & warmth always greeted me. And Ohh…on one occasion “dressed to the 9s” she wore a black suit with a necklace & bracelet holding turquoise…sooo elegant…reflecting her heritage!
What a blessing she was! And gave wonderful advice…”just love everybody”. She touched my life and I will miss her.
Cousin Betty was always a joy to be around. She will be missed. Thoughts are with her family at this time.
Betty Jane is in Heaven doing her thing just like she did on earth. Sad for her family but good for Betty Jane, she was tired last time we talked to her she couldn’t converse was too weak but last words were I love you. She was a great lady and very giving. Love the necklace she made for me and we have one of her quilts. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Will miss you like crazy Aunt Betty! You were a wonderful lady and you and Uncle Swede made a huge impression on my life! This world was a better place with you in it.