Elizabeth "Betty" Bridges of Montrose died Feb. 19, 2016, at Colorow Care Center in Olathe. She was 87.
She was born in La Junta March 20, 1928, to Oren and Elsie (McCray) Clason. She grew up in La Junta where she was a Girl Scout and Miss La Junta High. She graduated from La Junta High School.
She married Dean Bridges on May 16, 1948, in La Junta. They raised their family in the Delta-Montrose area. They celebrated 46 years of married before Dean's death April 27, 1994.
Mrs. Bridges was a member of the Baptist Church in La Junta. In recent years she attended Delta First Assembly of God.
She enjoyed flowers, hummingbirds and sitting on her front porch and looking at her yard.
She is survived by her sister-in-law, Mattie Lee Bridges; her children, Helen (Mike) Dunlap of Montrose, Jodi (Allen) Horn of Scottsdale, Ariz., Jeff (Carrie) Bridges of Fort Supply, Okla., and Laura Davis of Fruita; her grandchildren, Shawn (Audrey) Galloway, Kelly (Jessica) Galloway, Kevin (Julie) Galloway, Jodine (J.R.) Glover, Connie (Jake) Hall, Melissa (Richard) Agoglia, Clint (Sammie) Horn, Lacie Davitt, Shelly (Todd) Field, Levi Bridges, Emily (Royce) Friend, Jake (Sierra) Bridges and Whitney (Braden) Smith; and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dean; seven brothers; one sister; a daughter, Becky; and a son-in-law, Miland Roberts.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 26, at Crippin Funeral Home Chapel in Montrose.
Crippin Funeral Home and Crematory is handling the arrangements.