Bettye E. Anderson, passed away July 5, 2014. Survived by husband of 35 years, Grant B. Anderson; sisters-in-law, Dena (Gerald) Landry of Mindoro, Wis. and Nancy Thorson of Onalaska, Wis.; nieces and nephews, Debra (Ron) Hanson, Dawn (Dale) Schaub, Beth (Glenn) Streeton, Brian (Melissa) Thorson, Michael (Tammy) Thorson and Troy (Alicia) Thorson; and cousin, Rush Sorey. Bettye taught in District 60 for 31 years, mainly at Bradford and Carlile. She enjoyed Bingo, going to Cripple Creek, bowling (was on the Teacher's Bowling League), traveling and her dog, Missy. Bettye was a member of the Daughters of the Nile, Pueblo Eagles Auxiliary #145 and King of Kings Lutheran Church. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward. Celebration of life, 4 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to PAWS or the Al Kaly Transportation Fund through the funeral home. Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward

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  1. Uncle Grant,
    Mari had so much fun when she saw you two at mom & dad’s and Bettye was such a sweet, fun-loving person to talk with. I loved the gambling girls T-shirts and the stories she’d tell about her trips with Aunt Dena’s girls, though I only got to go on one trip with her to “The Boat” down in Iowa, but I still remember she won the slots! Tammy and Mari send their condolences from Tokyo. They’ll be back in a week, and we hope to see you soon. We don’t have a dog yet, but I’m working on convincing Tammy, and we made a donation to PAWS for Life as well.
    You’re in our thoughts and prayers,
    Love,
    Mike, Tammy and Mari

  2. Dear Grant….
    I had written something here the day after Bettye died and it disappeared. I also know that your birthday was Monday..Bastille, Day…so a belated happy birthday. I am so glad you and Bettye had all those wonderful years together. I am sorry for not being a better communicator….I was just thinking about you all he other day, then the news came in from Sandy Cunningham. I miss Betty very much. She was a good friend one with whom I never had a cross word..She was spirited, talented and kind…Can’t ask for a better friend than that. All my love…and Prayers.. Carla on Okinawa

  3. Grant,
    My condolences for the loss of Bettye. I did not know her long, but she was an amazing positive lady and I always enjoyed seeing her big smile and bright eyes. I was honored to know her and care for her medically. You take care of yourself also Grant! God bless. Dr. Deb

  4. Hi Grant,

    We were very sad to hear about Aunt Bettye. We haven’t had a chance to see you or Bettye recently but our memories of Bettye are that she was a positive and caring person. Missy and I are pet lovers also and we were glad to donate to PAWS for Life in Bettye’s memory. You and her are in our prayers. Take care, Brian & Missy

  5. Grant-am so sorry for your loss. I will miss seeing you all at the various gatherings…but I hope you’ll continue to participate. Thinking of you Cheryl

  6. As we are traveling to Colorado we were remincing about the times Aunt Bettye came to vist we would go to the casino and came up with a code name to page Aunt Bettye aka “ilean sideways”. So we could get us all together.Aunt Bettye would ask us what the code name was every time before we would go in. She would laugh everytime we told her. We love you and you be will be missed alot Aunt Bettye”Ilean sideways”

  7. Our deepest condolences. I have many fond memories of you both. Our prayers are with you. – Paul, Liz, Tricia, Rhonda and Mary Amoroso

  8. As we are traveling to Colorado we were remincing about the times Aunt Bettye came to vist we would go to the casino and came up with a code name to page Aunt Bettye aka “ilean sideways”. So we could get us all together.Aunt Bettye would ask us what the code name was every time before we would go in. She would laugh everytime we told her. We love you and be will be missed alot Aunt Bettye”Ilean sideways”

  9. Grant, I’m so sorry for your loss. Bettye was such a wonderful person and such a great friend to my parents.

  10. I was lucky to have Mrs. Anderson as not only my second grade teacher but fourth grade teacher, too at Carlile. It has been over thirty-five years since I have seen her, but her picture in the newspaper this morning brought a smile and a flood of warm childhood school memories. I am so very sorry for your loss. She was a kind and wonderful person and terrific role model.

  11. It was a very sad day for me here in Japan. I opened FaceBook to learn that my dear friend Bettye Anderson of Pueblo had passed away on July 5. I had been meaning to contact her and her husband, Grant B Anderson, and now of course I am sorry I didn’t follow through. Bettye was such a vibrant soul, artistic, fun, good bridge player and all around good person. I will miss her very much. Condolences to Grant and all who knew Bettye and she will always be remembered by those who knew her. Please convey my deepest sympathies to one and all.’
    Carla d Shank
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    APO AP 96367

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