Bette Eileen Hitch
1934 — 2022
Bette Hitch passed peacefully in her sleep on March 30, 2022, in Boise, Idaho. She was born Bette Eileen Hoxsie in Long Beach, California on April 9, 1934, to Castle Richard (Dick) Hoxie and Ena Myrtle Herlinger Hoxie Bollinger. She graduated from San Luis Obispo High School and went on to meet her future husband, James Hitch, at Cal Poly University. They moved to Ventura where they farmed. They then adopted two children, Sarah and James (Jim), and in 1963 moved to Parma, Idaho to farm. Eventually, they built a home on their beloved Snake River. Bette was an active member of the community, volunteering for Girl Scouts, Job's Daughters and Coast Guard Auxiliary. She drove countless miles to...