Betty Louise McDonald
Betty Louise McDonald passed away April 14, 2009, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction.
She was born April 28, 1930, in Denver, to John and Bessie McDonald.
Betty graduated from high school in 1947, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
She married Bill Hughes in 1950, and worked as a typist for two years for Public Service Electric Company.
Betty took much pride in being a homemaker and mother. She loved to sew and bake. Her favorite activity was canning fruits and vegetables. She loved painting still life and animal portraits using oil. She loved cats and took in a stray once or twice. Betty had the heart of a caretaker and took pride in making everyone smile and feeling better. She was known for taking care of others more than she took care of herself.
Betty is survived by children Jack Hughes, Deb Stillwell and Bonnie Long of Denver, and Gene Hughes and Marianne Collier of Grand Junction; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held later in the spring. Please call 945-8786 and leave your name on a list for more details.
Arrangements are under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Service.
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