Bessie Audrey (Jordan) Wentz |

Bessie Audrey (Jordan) Wentz

Bessie Audrey Jordan Wentz died Jan. 12, 2008, at Eben Ezer Care Center in Brush.She was born in Oct. 24, 1915, in New Castle, to Edward Brent and Bessie Rachel Young Jordan. She graduated from New Castle High School and attended college at the University of Denver and Colorado A&M (now CSU). She met Floyd Douglas Wentz in bacteriology class at “Aggies.” They were married Aug. 16, 1937 in Fort Collins. They moved to Big Fork, Mont., where Floyd was a vocational teacher, and they welcomed a daughter.During World War II, Floyd was stationed on several army bases from Georgia to Colorado, and in Germany in 1945. Audrey and her daughter moved to New Castle to await his return. After the war, Floyd and Audrey settled in Greeley, and welcomed a son to the family.Audrey enjoyed gardening, reading, needlepoint and ceramics. During retirement, Floyd and Audrey moved to Fort Morgan. Audrey spent many years as bookkeeper for the Episcopal Church’s thrift store. Survivors include daughter LaRue Wentz of New Castle; son Douglas James Wentz of Greeley; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a niece; and a nephew.She was preceded in death by her husband.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the New Castle Branch Library, P.O. Box 320, New Castle, CO 81647.A celebration of her life will be held in June.

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