Betty Jane (Woodhouse) Barclay |

Betty Jane (Woodhouse) Barclay

Betty Jane (Woodhouse) Barclay, 80, passed away Nov. 24, 2007, at E. Dene Moore Nursing Home in Rifle, after a short illness.She was born Dec. 6, 1926, in Monte Vista, to Stewart and Ada (Matthews) Woodhouse.Following the death of her mother in 1937, Betty Jane spent her early years in the Colorado State Home in Denver, where she learned many skills to create wonderful useful and decorative items.Betty Jane married Ottis Gale “Ott” Barclay on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 1970, in Glenwood Springs. They lived in Glenwood Springs and New Castle, and spent many years fishing, camping and enjoying Western Colorado. Betty Jane worked in the kitchen of the Okanella Lodge during hunting season.After Ottis died in 1981, she moved to Silt Senior Housing, then Rifle Senior Housing in 1986, where she lived comfortably for the past 21 years. She enjoyed outings and excursions to vistas and restaurants all over Western Colorado, and went shopping in Grand Junction almost every Monday with her friends.She is survived by sister Minnie Gray of Denver; brother Robert “Bob” Woodhouse of Littleton; many nieces and nephews; and sister-in-law Susan Woodhouse of Rifle.Betty Jane was preceded in death by brothers Melvin, James “Big Jim” and Roy Woodhouse; and sister Florence “Flossie” Harvey.Following cremation, her family will scatter her ashes at one of Betty’s favorite locations.In lieu of flowers, the family asks contributions be made to the Senior Transportation Program through the Rifle Senior Center.

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