Bette M. Bata

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Langdon for Bette M. Bata, 90, of Langdon, who passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at Maple Manor Care Center in Langdon with her family by her side. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Langdon.

Posted 04/25/2019

Bette Margaret Bowles was born December 11, 1928, to Walter and Ada (Magnus) in Langdon. She grew up and attended school in the Osnabrock area. She went to high school in Langdon and received her teaching degree in Valley City.  For two years, she taught at rural schools. On June 7, 1948, she married Frank ‘Bud’ Bata of Langdon.  They made their home on the farm until moving to Langdon in 1965. Bette was employed at the Cavalier County Memorial Hospital for many years. She belonged to St. Alphonsus Catholic Church and taught CCD, was an active member of Catholic Daughters, past president of the Langdon Eagles Auxiliary, and Homemakers. She and Bud loved to dance and play cards. She was in many different bridge clubs.  Bette also loved spending time with her family! She and Bud enjoyed wintering in Arizona for over 20 years.    

Surviving Bette are her sons: Brad (Yvonne) of Langdon, Gary (Regina) of Frederick, Colo., and David of Centennial, Colo.; six grandchildren: Brian (Jess) Bata, Bridget (Ricky) Schaan, Tyler (Jacy) Bata, Kyle, Hayden, and Devon Bata; great-grandchildren: Luke, Logan, Reagan, Trey, and Griffey; brothers: Jerry (Connie) Bowles and Ronald (Peggy) Bowles; sisters: Doris Christianson, Lynetta (Dennis) Karlstad, Pamela Breyen, and Susan (Lawrence) Wild; and sister-in-law Sally Bowles along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings: Muriel (Ray) Schrader, James (Eunice) Bowles, and Richard Bowles.

Brooks Funeral Home of Langdon is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences are available at