Betty Ann Wanbaugh, born in Wray, Colorado November 11, 1936 (85 years old).
She passed away in the early morning of October 12, 2022 with family by her side.
From a large family, of nine children, Betty was born to Charlie and Alice Houston. She helped care for the younger children; living on a farm, she helped with milking cows, feeding chickens, gathering eggs and tending the garden.
Betty attended a country school, riding a horse with her older and younger brother. Later, when the family moved closer to town, she graduated from Wray High School in 1954. The family moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1956 for Betty’s father’s work. Betty then began working at J.C. Penny, where she met the love of her life, Robert (Bob) Wanbaugh. They were married June 16, 1956. They were blessed with two children, Lisa and Michael.
Bob and Betty moved to Gillette and then Douglas where they raised their family. They later retired in Casper, Wyoming.
Betty was an excellent seamstress, gardener, cook, and was always there to help others. She worked at the Clerk of District Court of Converse County for over 15 years. They built a large edition on their Douglas home with the help of family and friends. Bob and Betty were very active in the Methodist Church. Betty kept busy by helping at the First Methodist Thrift Store and was well known for her homemade pies, which she made with the United Methodist Women in Douglas.
Later in retirement, Bob and Betty had a cabin built in the Bighorn Mountains where many family memories were made. Betty and Bob were very dedicated to their family; in fact all the children and grandchildren enjoyed going to their home for family suppers and get-togethers. They enjoyed camping, going on daily walks together with their family dog, and helping with organizations to benefit others.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and six of her siblings; Ethyl, Earl, and Ronald, and 3 infant children.
Betty is survived by her son, Michael (Jacki) Wanbaugh of Casper, Wyoming; Lisa (Terry) Case of Grantsville, Utah; grandchildren; Krista (Jordan) Walton of Gillette, Wyoming; Andrew Wanbaugh of Denver, Colorado; Katie Wanbaugh of Mesa, Arizona; CJ (Emily) Wheeler of Eldridge, Iowa; Chlorissa (Matt) Goddard of Toole Utah, Keith Wheeler of Grantsville, Utah; and many great-grandchildren.
Sisters; Avis (Dave) Acton of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Cheryl Houston of Aurora, Colorado. As well as many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
Betty was a wonderful woman, loved by many who cared for her.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the:
325 N. Michigan Ave., fl17
Chicago, Illinois 60601-7633
Arrangements are under the direction of Newcomer Casper Chapel.
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