Carolyn E. Cofell Bettencourt
Carolyn Cofell was born Feb. 5, 1931 to Byrl and Evelyn (Conitz) Cofell in Edgeley North Dakota.
She attended school in Edgeley, and graduated from Edgeley High School in 1948.
Carolyn attended college in Minneapolis, Minnesota and worked as a secretary in Fargo, North Dakota.
In 1955 Carolyn moved to San Francisco, California and began her career with GMAC until her retirement 30 years later.
She later met and married Antonio (Tony) de Sousa Bettencourt, Vice Consul of Portugal in San Francisco until his retirement.
Carolyn and Tony moved to Sunnyvale, California in the early 80’s and still have their home there.
Carolyn enjoyed traveling overseas, sewing, and crafts. She especially loved coming back to Edgeley for the summer and attending class reunions and hosting for her class. Carolyn loved the alumni association in Edgeley.
Carolyn and Tony enjoyed spending time with their family and close friends in California and North Dakota.
Carolyn passed away after a brief battle with cancer on July 10, 2018 at the El Camino Hospital, Mountain View, California. She was 87 years old.
Carolyn was much loved and will be deeply missed by all who knew hjer.
Carolyn is preceded in death by her parents, Byrl and Evelyn Cofell, brother Douglas B. Cofell, nephew Donald Cofell and great nephew, Taylor Cofell.
She is survived by her husband Antonio de Sousa Bettencourt, Sunnyvale, California, sister-in-law, Myrna Cofell, Edgeley, North Dakota, Nephews and nieces: Daniel(Deb) Cofell, West Lebanon, New Hampshire, Douglas Cofell, Wahpeton, North Dakota. David Cofell, Edgeley, North Dakota, Wanyce Cofell, Gwinner, North Dakota and Lori Hoots, Mandan, North Dakota, Teresa Bettencourt Rodrigues, Lisbon Portugal, Charles Bettencourt, Ronald Bettencourt, and Ann Bettencourt, who reside in the east coast. Carolyn is also survived by many great, and great- great nieces and nephews and and many friends they cultivated over their lifetimes.