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Betty Lashley

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 2nd, 2012

Aug. 22, 1932 Sept. 27, 2012

LINGLE Betty Lashley, 80, died on Sept. 27 in Lakewood, Colo., with her children by her side.

Betty was born on Aug. 22, 1932, in Hoskins, Neb., the daughter of Clarence and Mabel (Benedict) Uttecht.

She graduated with a teaching degree from Chadron State College and taught for a number of years in Lingle. Betty retired after a fabulous career teaching a multitude of children to read (one of her passions).

She loved to read, travel (she visited all seven continents), try different foods and experience different cultures. She was a fabulous mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Betty was a member of Lighthouse Ministries and loved God with her whole heart. She will be missed by many.

Betty is survived by children, Connie (Ray) Vargas, of Bakersfield, Calif., John (Tracy) Meeker, of Lakewood, Colo., and Denise (John) Harrison, of Acworth, Ga.; grandchildren, Morgan, Jeni, Alisha, Casey, Brittany, John III and Haley; great-grandchildren, Lily, Elijah, Brant, Breleigh, Violet and Leo; and siblings, Cindy (Steve) Hoernlein, of Panama City, Fla., Camille (Gary) Takuski and Larry Uttecht, both of Mitchell, Neb.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Maxine Case; and husband, Harold Lashley.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2 at Lighthouse Ministries in Torrington with Pastor Rick Carroll officiating. Cremation will follow services and burial will be at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Lighthouse Ministries of Torrington.

Visitation will be prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home, and friends can send their condolences to the family at colyerfuneralhome.com.

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