Elizabeth 'Bette' W. White, 71, born on Feb. 16, 1941, and went to be with the Lord on May 17, 2012, singing all the way. She enjoyed her singing, whether it was on the road with her husband or at church. Bette loved her dogs like she loved life. She overcame many battles and now she doesn't have to fight - just enjoy eternity. We love you. Bette is preceded in death by her husband, Whitey White; ex-husband, Richard Shaffer; and parents, Morris and Norris Wolfe of Hialeah, Florida. Bette 'Nana' is survived by daughter, Bo (Chris) Pittman; brother, Jay (Loretta) Wolfe; granddaughters, Jessica Broussard, Breanna Pittman, Kim (Jerry) Isham, Marissa (Garrett) Palmer and Nichole Shaffer; and great-grandson, Bradley Broussard. She is also survived by stepsons, Steve (Sandy) Shaffer and Jeff (Ros) Shaffer; niece, Vicki (Carlos) Fuentes; grand-nieces and -nephews, T.J., Nicki, Korrina, Antonio, Bristol, Mary White and their children; special friends, Bobbie Nuss, Beverly (Shawn) Riley, Katja and Jim Schuliess and Bill Tunstall; and many close cousins. There will be no visitation. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Thursday, May 24, 2012, at Broadway Christian Church, 206 Broadway Ave., with Pastor Jamey Ketchum officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to P.A.W.S. for life through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Peace for Elizabeth. And to your family and friends stay storng, stand tall,and be brave. Its overbearing to say goodbye. My heart is with you. Love/j

  2. Gone but never forgotten!! Bette was a force to be reckoned with. She loved life & family and all the joys, trials and celebrations that went with it. Her life was full and joyful right to the end, despite the debilitating disease that she fought with the might of a gladiator in her last years. She refused to give into the fate that others said she would live and instead she made her own way back and triumphed over it for many years. We celebrate her and the sunshine she brought into all our lives. She is missed already but we will take comfort in knowing she wil be reunited with all her loved ones who have gone before. Soldier on, Bette. You are loved. Your friend, Sue

  3. Betty and I were in the same Sunday Class at the First Methodist Church in Hialeah. I loved her Dad who taught us every Sunday. We were in 7th grade and that is a very difficult age, but he taught us so much. Betty was always the most beautiful of all. We will miss her. Evelyn

  4. Dear Bo and family,
    We have so many fond memories of Bette and Whitey when they were here across the street from us. We certainly missed her sense of humor after she moved west, and the world is a sadder place without her. We will always remember her fondly, and remember also how much she loved our pet Jake, too!
    Susan and Lynn Williams

  5. Friends enter and leave our lives, but the impressions they make on our hearts stay with us forever. Our sympathy is with you in your loss.

  6. Bo – I am so sorry for your loss. I know that you and your whole family are hurting right now, but the thing to remember is that your mom is not. She is resting in the arms of Jesus. It will take time for healing. Be comforted by the fact that you and your family are surrounded by many people who love and support you. May God Bless you and may his peace always surround you and bring you rest. Love Always

  7. Blessed are those who love and accept the gift of Eternal Life through Jesus our God and Saviour.

  8. I knew Betty in High School, the class of 1959. We had some good times, Betty, Barbara Wood and me together. May you rest in pease and God Bless your family.

  9. Bo, our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We have not been into the office lately so we did not know your “mom” was so ill. We do know you loved her very much and will miss her greatly. She was a beautiful lady and you look so much like her. Hope to see you soon and unfortunately we cannot attend her service as Tom has an appointment in CS every Thursday for his legs. Again, our deepest sympathy and love from,

  10. Rest in peace Betty! No more suffering, no more pain.
    Rest in the arms of Jesus and rejoice with your love ones.

  11. We had some good times in High School. I will miss your calls and talking about old times. You are one of the most courageous women I know. You will be truely missed.

  12. WE WILL MISS BETTY’S SMILE AT OUR REUNIONS HERE, HOPE TO SEE HER AT A BIG REUNION IN HEAVEN! VIV HOLT CLASS OF 59 HIALEAH HIGH

  13. I extend my sympathies to this family. I knew Bette, we were in the first graudating class. She was a very nice person.

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