Betty Verlene Porter Qualls

                    August 10, 1936  -  May 19, 2012


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Betty Verlene Porter-Qualls, 75, died Saturday May 19, 2012, at her home after a courageous battle with cancer.

Betty was born August 10, 1936 in Twin Falls, Idaho, the daughter of Merrill and Dora Porter. She attended schools in Twin Falls, graduating from Twin Falls High School in 1954; the first class to graduate from the “new” high school.

Betty married Ronald Keith Qualls on August 25th, 1955 at the First Methodist Church in Twin Falls. Their son, Dusty, was born in 1957 and Downey was born in 1960. Betty and Keith raised their sons on the rocky edge of the Snake River Canyon at Park Ranch, the site of the 1974, Evel Knievel jump. She hosted many friends, family and young cowboys in her home over the years. She was an outstanding bowler and enjoyed spending time cooking, fishing, sewing, working in her yard, spending time with her grandkids and having a loyal dog by her side. In 2001, she and Keith moved to an acreage in Filer.


Betty is survived by her husband of 57 years, Son Downey (Cathi) Qualls of Gooding, her three grandchildren Jasper, Chlodessa and Brianna, one great-grandchild, Paxton, two sisters Patsie Libert of Twin Falls and Glenda Porter of Boise, and one brother DeMar Timmons of Boise.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Merrill and Dora Porter, an infant brother, and her son, Dustin Porter Qualls.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, May 24 at Parke’s Funeral Home, 2551 Kimberly Road, Twin Falls with the Pastor, Phil Airhart, of the Twin Falls First United Methodist Church, officiating.


Betty is survived by her husband of 57 years, Son Downey (Cathi) Qualls of Gooding, her three grandchildren Jasper, Chlodessa and Brianna, one great¬ grandchild, Paxton, two sisters Patsie Libert of Twin Falls and Glenda Porter of Boise, and one brother DeMar Timmons of Boise.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Merrill and Dora Porter, and her son, Dusty Porter Qualls.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, May 24 at Parke's Magic Valley Funeral Home, 2551 Kimberly Rd in Twin Falls. Rev. Phil Airhart of the Twin Falls First United Methodist Church will officiate.




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Born: August 10, 1936

Place of Birth: Twin Falls, ID 83301

Death: May 19, 2012

Place of Death: Filer, ID 83328

Occupation: Homemaker

Hobbies: Bowling, Cooking, Fishing, Sewing and working in her yard


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Parke's Magic Valley Funeral Home