Betty Maffett Obituary

Betty  Maffett
Betty Maffett

May 13, 1929 - November 22, 2018
Resided in West Des Moines, Iowa
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Betty Maffett, West Des Moines, died peacefully in her sleep November 22, 2018, at Edgewater. A service will be held at Edgewater on December 8, 2018, at 2 pm.

Betty was born May 13, 1929, the daughter of Paul and Dorothy Borthwick. After graduating from East High School in Des Moines, she attended Simpson College in Indianola where she met Don Maffett. They were married, had three children and lived many years in Urbandale. When her children were in school, Betty returned to college and graduated in elementary education at Drake University. She taught for many years at Karen Acres in Urbandale.

After retirement, Don and Betty wintered many years in Arizona, enjoyed their grandchildren, traveled extensively, and enjoyed duplicate bridge where they were life masters. They moved to Edgewater in 2009, and Don passed away in 2012. They enjoyed many happy years together.

Betty is survived by her three children, Susan (Tim) Perrizo of Delavan, MN, Mark (Becky) Maffett of West Des Moines, Gary (Sheila) Maffett of Brookings, SD; sister, Peggy (Charles) Hickman of Portland, OR; sister-in-laws, Darlene Borthwick of Caramel, IN, Alicemary Borthwick of Grinnell, IA; six grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; one step-great grandchild; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parent; husband, Don; brothers, Roger and Gordon Borthwick.

The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at Edgewater. Memorial, in lieu of flowers, may be sent to EveryStep. Online condolences are welcome at





Celebration of Life
Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Saturday, June 15, 2019
10:00 AM


EveryStep Hospice
3000 Easton Blvd.
Des Moines, IA United States 50317