Betty Joyce Cloward |

Betty Joyce Cloward

Betty Joyce Cloward of New Castle died Friday, March 14, 2003, at her home. She was 70.

She was born Oct. 8, 1932, in Payette, Idaho, to Virginia Black and Claude Wingerd. She lived in Colorado for 33 years. She was a wonderful wife, mother and homemaker, and her family was her greatest joy.

She was known to some as “Little Red” and to others as “Eunice,” and some of her grandchildren called her “Fishin’ Grandma.” She loved the outdoors, fishing and campfires.

She married the love of her life, Von Cloward, on Christmas Eve. He preceded her in death.

Also preceding her in death were a brother, Claude Wingerd, and granddaughter, Tish Iola Cloward.

She is survived by a sister, Alma Murchison of Tenino, Wash.; daughters and sons-in-law Rhonda and Marvin Coller of New Castle, and Luaina and Robert Bryan of Montrose; son Daniel Cloward of New Castle; grandsons Richard Coller, Gregg Russell, Jeffrey Russell and Zeb Cloward; granddaughters Michelle Coller, Britni Bryan, Mesa Bryan, Jennie Harris and Annie Chandler; 11 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and dear friends Larry and Tina Murray of Vernal, Utah.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 19, at 10 a.m. at Farnum-Holt Funeral Home in Glenwood Springs. A memorial luncheon will follow at the New Castle Community Center.

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