Betty Wolverton, age 77 of Hotchkiss, Colo., died Wednesday morning, May 4, 2016, at Delta County Memorial Hospital.
Betty was born Oct. 24, 1938, in Greeley, Colo., to Cecil G. and Ruth (Bull) Staver, the second of three children. As a child, she lived in Greeley and Brighton, Colo., before her family settled in Fort Collins, Colo.
She attended Colorado State College of Education, now the University of Northern Colorado, where she received her degree in elementary education. While in college, she met W. Arthur Wolverton, and they married on Dec. 29, 1960, in Fort Collins.
Betty taught school in Portland, Ore., Cheyenne, Wyo., Denver, Colo., and, for most of her career, in Hotchkiss, Colo.
Betty is survived by three children, son Craig (Julee) Wolverton of Montrose, Colo., daughter Diane Wolverton of Thornton, Colo., and son Eric (Tanya) Wolverton of Downingtown, Pa. She has five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She is also survived by her brother, Dr. Robert A. Staver of The Dalles, Ore.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and one sister, Dorothy Hill of Montrose.
Betty was a member of the Hotchkiss United Methodist Church, the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, P.E.O. Chapter DT, and an alumni of the Alpha Phi Sorority.
A funeral service was held at the Hotchkiss United Methodist Church on Monday, May 9, 2016. Visitation took place prior to the funeral beginning at 10 a.m. at the church, with the funeral following at 11 a.m. Burial followed on Monday afternoon at 4 p.m. at the Cedaredge Cemetery in Cedaredge, Colo.
Memorial contributions may be made to Beta Sigma Phi, c/o Margie Hollembeak, 11700 3300 Road, Hotchkiss, CO 81419 toward the scholarship fund, or to the Hotchkiss United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 576, Hotchkiss, CO 81419.
Friends and family may leave their condolences at www.martinmortuary.com.
At about 9:50 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, officers of the Delta Police Department were dispatched to a robbery reported at Arby's, located at 107 Gunnison River Drive. An extensive search of the area was conducted and the suspect was not located.
The suspect was reported to have walked into Arby's and after a brief conversation with an employee, was able to leave the store with a small amount of cash and coins.