February 20, 1935 – December 11, 2017
Betty J Tomporowski, 82, of Crescent Valley, Nevada, peacefully passed away on December 11, 2017, in Reno, Nevada. Betty was born on February 20, 1935, in Irving Township, Minnesota, the daughter of Cecil and Agatha Olson. Betty grew up and attended school in Atwater, Minnesota.
In 1963, Betty was married to Bill Tomporowski and in 1968 they made their home in Crescent Valley, Nevada where they owned and operated The Flame Bar. Following Bill’s death in 1994, Betty remained in Crescent Valley and continued to cater to the locals keeping The Flame open throughout the mining boom and bust. Betty enjoyed traveling back and forth between Nevada and Minnesota to visit family, relaxing at the lake house, and spending time with her fur babies.
Betty is survived by her brothers; Roger Olson (Karen), Richard Olson (Judy), James Olson (Val), her sister; Sharon Borresch, several nieces and nephews, and many lifelong friends that considered her family.
She is preceded in death by her parents Cecil and Agatha Olson, her husband William Tomporowski, her sister Patty Mead, and her brother Gary Olson.
The family will later announce plans in the Spring of 2018 for a Celebration of Life to be held in Crescent Valley, Nevada.