Betty (Brandy) WenterApril 9, 1940 – August 29, 2004
With her husband close by, Betty (Brandy) Wenter, 64, of Battlement Mesa peacefully slipped away on Aug. 29, 2004, at Grand River Hospital in Rifle.A daughter of the South, Betty was born in Blacksheer, Ga., on April 9, 1940, to Merle and Mary Keller. Later the family moved to Daytona Beach, Fla. She attended local schools, went to college and eventually became a speech therapist.At a garden party in 1972, Betty met John Wenter, an officer in the Coast Guard. They married on Nov. 4, 1972, at St. Cornelius Chapel at the Coast Guard facility in Governors’ Island, N.Y.Betty was an avid traveler and storyteller, loved to paint and write, and delighted in meeting people she charmed with sparkling conversation. She was an active member in her community and in 1999 was awarded the RSVP plaque for outstanding service, an honor of which she was very proud. Betty was a member of the Eastern Star, Palisade Chapter 90 of the Daughters of the Revolution, and United Daughters of the Confederacy.She leaves behind her adoring husband, John; a son, Guy; and other family members in Florida. Her many neighbors and friends will miss Brandy’s bright-eyed smile and gracious ways.There will be a memorial service from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center in Parachute. In lieu of flowers, friends may contribute to Alpine Home Health, 2001 Blake Ave., Glenwood Springs.There will be a memorial service from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center in Parachute. In lieu of flowers, friends may contribute to Alpine Home Health, 2001 Blake Ave., Glenwood Springs.
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