Elizabeth Lew (Rafter) Meekma, 78

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Elizabeth Lew (Rafter) Meekma, 78

August 7, 1940 – June 30, 2019

Betty was born in Fayette County, Pa., in 1940 to Francis and Dorothy Rafter. She was raised in El Segundo, Calif., with her brother, Tom, and graduated from El Segundo High School in 1958. She resided in Southern California until she moved to Post Falls, Idaho, in 2007, where she became an active member in her church as well as her TOPS chapter, the Red Hat Society and her travel clubs.

Betty is survived by her six children: Tim Fritz, Don (Donna) Fritz, Barbara (Joel) Guffey, Betsy (James) Stolken, Mary (John) Houseman, and Ken (Dina) Lien; as well as her nieces and nephew, Cindy, Pennie, and Mark; her 13 grandchildren and her many great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, as well as her brother. Betty was called home on June 30, 2019, on her mother’s birthday.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 6, 2019, at English Funeral Chapel, 1700 N. Spokane St., Post Falls, ID 83854. A reception will immediately follow.

Please visit Betty’s online memorial at www.EnglishFuneralChapel.com and leave a message of condolence. English Funeral Chapel, Post Falls has been entrusted with arrangements.

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