Betty L. More
Elizabeth L. (Betty) Wright More, 79, passed away Feb. 10, 2006, in Silt, at the home of her daughter, Teresa Pollard. Betty was born Dec. 12, 1926, to Howard and Hildur Wright in Morapos, Colo., a farming community near Hamilton. She attended elementary school at the country school at Morapos before the family moved to Craig. Betty graduated from Moffat County High School in 1945. She married James Thompson of Steamboat Springs on Aug. 30, 1945, in Meeker. They had seven children.Betty was a homemaker and was active in Fun Club, Little Toots, Brownies and Cub Scouts.Betty married C.W. (Buster) More Nov. 2, 1971, in Craig. They ranched in the twenty-mile area west of Steamboat Springs until 1978, when they retired and moved to Grand Junction. Betty was a member of the Clifton Christian Church. In 2000 they moved to Rifle.She is survived by daughters Jean (Jim) Snyder of Silt, Luanna (Wayne) Iacovetto of Steamboat Springs, Nancy McAnally of Silt, and Teresa (Wayne ) Pollard of Silt; sons Harry Thompson of Steamboat Springs, and Todd (Donne) Thompson of Steamboat Springs; sisters Dorothy Newsom of California and Ruth Seick of Craig; brother Robert Wright of Grand Junction; and four step-children, 15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, parents, infant daughter Patricia, brothers Richard and Howard Wright Jr., sister Grace Lemmon and son-in-law Gene McAnally.Pastor Roger Ferguson of the Clifton Church will officiate the services at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the Rocky Mountain Baptist Church in Rifle.Memorials can be made to a charity of your choice in Betty’s name.Rifle Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
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