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Betty Wolf

December 15, 1929 - September 9, 2017


On the morning of September 9, 2017, our “GG” was called home to be with Jesus and loved ones gone before her.  Betty will be deeply missed by her 2 children, son Randy and daughter Kristin, 3 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren countless nieces, nephews, and other dear friends and relatives.  An obituary is an unfit medium to characterize a life as long and full as Betty Wolf’s, but here’s to trying.

Born in Oakland, Iowa on December 15, 1929, to parents Frank and Lula Ellis, she was the youngest of six, and the only girl.  She learned the importance of frugality early, surviving the Great Depression.  Her family brought her to her true home in Colorado in 1942, where she finished growing up and graduated from East High School (Denver’s first high school) in 1946.  In 1950, she married the love of her life, Edwin Wolf and together they raised two children, Kristin and Randy.  They lived out a beautiful life together until Betty was widowed in 1995.

Being a member of the greatest generation, Betty saw the development of everyday comforts that her great grandchildren will never appreciate a world without.  Things like: the commercialization of air travel, the ballpoint pen, the microwave, the television, the internet, and of course, the slinky!  She saw and did a great many things in her life, but the greatest of all, to Betty, was her family.  For her kind spirit and warm heart, togetherness was her favorite pastime.  If she wasn’t playing Pegs & Jokers with dear friends, she was trying to get the family together in her beloved cabin in Bailey, Colorado.  A cabin full of the people she loved was the ultimate treat to her.  It didn’t matter what we did together, as long as we were together, it filled her heart with joy and put a twinkle in her eye.  Everyone felt at home in GG’s cabin and these times will be greatly missed.

A celebration of Betty’s life will be held at her beloved cabin, 37 Twilight Terrace, Bailey, CO 80421, on September 23, 2017 at 1 pm.  Flowers may be sent to the cabin.

Memorial Contributes can be made to these organizations in Betty’s memory, Park County Senior Coalition, Project Angelheart, Mt. Evans Home Health Care & Hospice and Good Days from CDF; (mygooddays.org)


5 Responses

  1. LJ says:

    There is no way to describe loss, no way to tie it up with a bow. It is like every pain you’ve ever felt overcoming you at once, and I am sorry your family is faced with that pain now.

    There is hope, though that may seem far fetched. “There is going to be a resurrection.” (Acts 24:15) The promise held out in the Bible, that death is not everlasting. It will be undone by God. He will destroy death and resurrect, being back to life, those who have died. May this hope comfort your grieving hearts at this difficult time.

  2. Helen Kanclier says:

    I will surely miss my dear and forever friend Betty. What a classy and sincere lady was she. We met at Gates Rubber over 30 years ago and have been through thick and thin together. I am blessed to have had Betty in my life to share so many wonderful times. I am so grateful that I was able to spend time with Betty in January to celebrate birthdays. Betty, you will remain in my heart and soul and spirit forever, dear and precious friend of mine. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. May all your wonderful memories of her give you peace, joy and strength. God Bless You All.

    • Kristin Sewell says:

      Thank you Helen. I know she always looked forward to and enjoyed your birthday celebrations. I’m thankful she is no longer suffering but I miss her every day.

      Thank you for your warm thoughts.

  3. Carol Lambertson says:

    So sorry for the loss of GG. She was very fortunate to have her family close to her, always! God waited till the perfect time to call her home and now she is without pain and in his loving arms.
    Warmest regards to her family,

    Carol and Clell Lambertson

  4. Becky Tabor Binuya says:

    Kris, Randy and all the littles….your mom is, and always will be, a beautiful lady. This in between time, before you join her and all your loves in heaven, she is just around the bend. The Lord bless you, hold you close in His arms and catch your tears. Love & hugs, Becky

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