Betty Lou Robertson was born on January 21, 1930 in Yuma Colorado to Willard and Lottie (Kohler) Robertson. Betty was the 6th of 8 children. Betty married Arthur Wright Jr. in 1947 and to this union 4 children were born: Gary, Linda, Cathy, and Patty. She went home to be with the Lord on January 5, 2023 surrounded by her family.
She had to grow up fast after losing her Mother at the age of 7. That is when her love for cleaning house and rearranging furniture started. She loved moving her furniture and we remember as kids coming home after dark and running into a piece of furniture that was not in that place when we left the house. We quickly learned that you entered the living room slowly and search for a light so you didn’t trip over something. She was still moving furniture around, at the age of 92, until just a few weeks ago when illness left her to weak to do it anymore. She loved to garden and always had a beautiful garden until one day when she went out to work in the garden and ran into a snake and that was the end of her gardening. Mom was a wonderful cook, she always enjoyed frying chicken for our Memorial weekend picnic. She was also known for her delicious cinnamon rolls. All of us kids loved it when her and her brothers and sisters would get together, we loved listening to the stories of them growing up and all the things they did as kids and all the laughter. She said that she would ask her Dad how big she was when she was born and he would just tell her that she was so little that they had to shake the bed sheets to find her. Speaking of her being little reminds me of another story, Mom was at Gary & Ronda’s house one day and their great grandson Camden leaned over to Gary and said your grandma sure is small. She got a good laugh about that. Mom told us that they never had much growing up and she loved dolls so she used a rolled up dish towel and pretended it was her doll. Later after raising her family she collected dolls and doll furniture. She would have her son, Gary make all kinds of furniture for her dolls. When she was in her early fifties she took up golfing as a hobby and enjoyed it well into her late seventies. When Yuma Life Care opened January 1st, 1965, Mom was one of the first employees hired. She worked there until her retirement. Momxepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and was Baptized on November 14, 2021. She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her!
She is survived by her son, Gary (Ronda) Wright, daughters: Linda (Jerry) Ostermiller, Cathy (Gene) Thim and Patty Vaughn. Sisters: Dixie Montgomery and Carol Scott. Grandchildren: Mitchell (Velma) Wright, Kelly (Tony) Rayl, Shelly (Alan) Pappenheim, Stacy Ostermiller, Troy (Kelly) Ostermiller, Eric (Naomi) Myotte, Shannon (Doug) Whitehead. 15 Great Grandchildren, 4 Great Great Grandchildren and many Nieces and Nephews.
Preceded in death by: Her Husband Arthur Wright Jr., Son-in-laws Rick Myotte & Bo Vaughn. Brothers: Jack, Bill, Boyd, Gerald (Honas) and Sister: Maella Long.
Funeral Service – Monday, January 9, 2022 at 2:00 p.m at the First Southern Baptist Church in Yuma, Colorado with Reverend Paul Livingston officiating. Interment followed at the Yuma Cemetery. Baucke Funeral Home directed the service.