Obituary: Betty Marie Childress |

Obituary: Betty Marie Childress

Betty was born in Steamboat Springs on June 3, 1927. She passed away at Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree, Colo., on Oct. 29th, 2014.

Betty lived in Steamboat Springs until the age of 13 when her family moved to Granby. She lived in Granby almost all of her life, until she had to move to the Denver area for medical reasons in March of 2013. Betty loved the mountains and loved working in her yard and in her flower gardens.

Betty West married Sam Childress in June of 1951. Together they ran a dry cleaning business before buying Gambles of Granby and running that business for 30 years.

Sam and Betty had two children, Marsha Isenhart of Everson, Wash., and Gary Childress of Aurora. Sam preceded her in death, in March of 2009.

Besides her children she leaves son in law Ken Isenhart, grandson Scott Isenhart and his wife Anne, their daughters, Sarah and Emily, granddaughter Becky Peterson and her husband Kristian, grandson Nick Isenhart, daughter-in-law Patty Childress and grandsons Spencer and Christian Childress. Other survivors include sister Donna Childress and her husband Jim, brother Dick West and his wife Betty Anne, sister Connie Nelson and her husband Rich, sister-in-law Gerry West and a host of nieces and nephews. Her parents Alva and Alice West, her brother Cliff West and her sister Maxine Fulk also preceded her in death.

Betty was a wonderful and loving wife, mother and friend and will be greatly missed.

Services for Betty Childress will be held at the Church of Eternal Hills in Tabernash on Nov. 22 at 1 p.m.

Those who wish to make a donation can do so to the American Kidney Fund or the charity of their choice.

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