Betty Lou Brewer 1935–2020 Minot, North Dakota—Betty Lou Brewer, 85, Minot, North Dakota, died Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, at a Minot hospital, due to consequence of COVID-19 pneumonia. Betty was born Aug. 14, 1935, on the family farm near Max, to George and Nellie (Hubsky) Zahursky. She grew up on the family farm and later moved to Minot and graduated from Minot High School in 1953. Betty was united in marriage in 1954 to Charles Kelly, who was in the Air Force. They lived abroad and in different states while her husband was in military service. They settled in Minot after he retired. They were later divorced and she remarried and then was divorced. The love of her life was long-time boyfriend, Gene Rogers of 30 years. Betty worked at Sweetheart Budget Bakery for 26 years from 1973-1999. She loved her job and working with her customers. She received awards for excellent customer service. After she retired she continued to do her favorite things, going to bingo, dancing, gardening, and visiting with family and friends. Betty is survived by: daughter, Brenda (Jeff) Selberg, Faribault and son, Greg (Lori) Kelly, Fargo, North Dakota. Granddaughters, Amanda (Jesse) Armbruster, Faribault, Melody (Jason) Prochnow, Jamestown, North Dakota, and Meagan (Victor) Godoy, Huntsville, Alabama; grandson, Matt Kelly, Fargo, North Dakota, and five great-granddaughters and two great-grandsons: sisters: Debbi Vavra and JoAnn (Gene) Zahursky-Klein, and many nieces and nephews she was very fond of. Betty was preceded in death by her longtime boyfriend, Gene Rogers, her parents, brothers:Arnold, Bennie, and Archie Zahursky; sisters: Joyce Hagen and Beatrice Cole. Those wishing to sign the online register and share memories may access the online obituaries section at (

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