Betty Lashley, 80, Torrington

Betty Lashley, 80, died Thursday, September 27, 2012 in Lakewood, CO with her children by her side.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 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 Monday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home and 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 www.colyerfuneralhome.com .

Betty was born August 22, 1932 in Hoskins, Nebraska 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 her children, Connie (Ray) Vargas of Bakersfield, CA, John (Tracy) Meeker of Lakewood, CO and Denise (John) Harrison of Acworth, GA; her grandchildren, Morgan, Jeni, Alisha, Casey, Brittany, John III and Haley; great grandchildren, Lily, Elijah, Brant, Breleigh, Violet and Leo; her siblings, Cindy (Steve) Hoernlein of Panama City, FL, Camille (Gary) Takuski of Mitchell, NE and Larry Uttecht of Mitchell, NE. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister Maxine Case and her husband Harold Lashley.

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