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 Elizabeth Ann “Betty” <I>Whitmore</I> Newby

Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Whitmore Newby

Severance, Weld County, Colorado, USA
Death 22 Jul 2015 (aged 86)
Weld County, Colorado, USA
Burial Longmont, Boulder County, Colorado, USA
Plot Christus 22 C 4
Memorial ID 149688591 · View Source
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Betty Ann Newby died on July 22, 2015 at age 86. She passed while at home on her family’s farm, east of Longmont, CO, surrounded by love with her family.

Betty Ann was born in Severance, CO on April 21, 1929 as Elizabeth Ann Whitmore. Her parents were Bruce and Letha (Burkhard) Whitmore. She met her husband through 4-H meetings, and they went to college together at Colorado A & M College in Ft. Collins, CO. She graduated with a Home Economics degree with a major in textiles.

She and her husband, Lt. Raimon Kenneth Newby, were married on Oct. 15, 1952 at the Presbyterian Church in Los Animas, CO. Betty Ann and Raimon had 5 sons. For both being an “only child”, they made quite a family, and Betty Ann was proud of them all.

Surviving Betty are her sons, 16 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren. Raimon preceded her in death in 1981.

Upon her husband’s sudden death, Betty Ann took on the job of farm manager of Newby Farms. She was a volunteer writer for the Daily Times-Call’s Sunday articles, “Glimpses of Early Colorado,” which turned into her book, The Longmont Album. She volunteered at the Longmont Museum.

She loved to play piano and organ for her husband as he sang, she worked on sets and costumes for Raimon’s drama teacher endeavors, and she was faithful to support his circuit preaching in Missouri. She was a devout Christian and loved reading her Bible. She was the “country girl” that when you went by her farm you would hear Classical music blaring in the house or hear her cheering on a sports event with her sons.

Funeral services are through Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and will be at her church, New Creation Church. The visitation is on Friday, July 24th from 4-6pm at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and the funeral is at 2pm on Saturday, July 25th at New Creation Church.

Published in on July 24, 2015

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Beloved wife, mom and grandmother

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  • Created by: R McHenry
  • Added: 23 Jul 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 149688591
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Whitmore Newby (21 Apr 1929–22 Jul 2015), Find A Grave Memorial no. 149688591, citing Foothills Gardens of Memory, Longmont, Boulder County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by R McHenry (contributor 47507136) .