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Obituary – Betty Jean Kerr

Betty Jean Kerr 7-21-1926 ~ 9-19-2014 Betty Jean Kerr, 88, of Greeley, passed away on Friday, September 19, 2014 at the North Colorado Medical Center. Betty was born on July 21, 1926 in Youngstown, Ohio to Charles and Mazie (Musser) Hoffmaster. She graduated from Springfield, Ohio in 1945 and married Harold G. Kerr on May 25, 1945 in Youngstown Ohio. Betty and her husband traveled from Ohio to Arizona and Texas and finally settled in Colorado in 1963. Betty worked for Mtn. Bell Telephone for 20 years, retiring in 1984.  She was life time member of Telephone Pioneers of America, a member of the Red Hats, Mtn. Bell Trimlines, Eldergarden of Greeley and the Evans Senior Center. After retirement, Betty and her husband traveled to Hawaii and Las Vegas, and spent time camping and fishing.  After her husband’s passing, she traveled with her daughters.   Betty’s greatest joy was spending time with all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survivors include 4 daughters, Linda Webster (Ralph) of Greeley, Sandi Dotter (Clay) of Walsenburg, Beth Lively

of Evans and Dawn Melby (Red) of Greeley; 7 grandchildren, Shawn Luis (Mike), Patrick Ridpath (Pam), Sonya Dewitt (John), Michelle Bowman (Jeff), Christopher Dotter (Tara), Catherine LaPorte (Billy) and Danielle Lidiak (Dylan Donoghue); 20 great- grandchildren and 6 great, great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by her beloved dog, Jackie.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Kerr, in 1993, a daughter, Dianne Kerr, and two sisters, Thelma “Skip” Yasechko and Charlene Vinkler. A memorial service to celebrate Betty’s life was held at 1 pm on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at the Moser Funeral Service Chapel, 3501 S. 11th Avenue in Evans. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to Eldergarden, 910 27th Avenue Greeley, CO 80634.  Online obituary at