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Betty G. Welch

Betty G. Welch

Oct 12, 1929 - Sep 11, 2007
Betty G. Welch, 77, of Lander a real Wyoming girl died Tuesday morning, September 11, 2007 at her home. Celebration of her life will be held Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007, at 1:00 p.m. in the Hangar Room at Natrona County Airport in Casper Wyoming. According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

Betty Gene Caster was born October 12, 1929 in Guernsey, Wyoming to Eugene Ray and Ella Cecilia (McChesney) Caster. Betty grew up in various Wyoming railroad communities including Powder River, Madden, Glenrock and Guernsey. Her father worked for Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad. She was graduated from Glenrock High School in 1947.

In 1962 she married Arthur Jack Welch in Casper. They moved to Lander in 1980 from Tensleep. Betty worked at the Flagstaff Motel and Café in Tensleep where she had a great time working with good friends. She had also worked in many drug stores as a clerk in various Wyoming towns such as, Pinedale, Carlin’s Drug in Glenrock, and Corner Drug in Lander where she became good friends with Myrtis Logan. She also worked for First National Bank of Casper and the Variety Store in Pinedale. At the County Assessor’s office in Pinedale she enjoyed years of work with her dear friend Miriam Carlson. She befriended her husband’s acquaintances in his profession as a big game biologist and loved the give and take banter with many of them over the years and across the state.

Her family said she was a Leader for Campfire Girls and Girl Scouts. She was also a past president for the Sublette County Wildlife Federation and a member of the National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Center in Dubois. She enjoyed wildlife, the outdoors and being able to live in nature’s backyard. She also enjoyed gardening, taking care of her horse Eppie, and visiting with family and friends.

Mrs. Welch is survived by her husband Jack of Lander; son Chris Kennaugh and wife Pat of Nederland, Texas; daughters, Lisa Sweeney and husband Joe of Barnegat, New Jersey and Kay Lewis and husband Stephen of Houston, Texas; grandson, Todd Kennaugh; great grandson, Stephen Luke Lewis; brother, Eldon Ray “Jack” Caster and wife Mary Ann of Missoula, Montana; brother-in-laws, Jerry Welch of Thermopolis, Donny Welch and wife Pat of Orin Junction, Wyoming; sister-in-laws, Linda Olson and husband Buck of Converse County, Wyoming, Lorraine Moore and husband Kenny of Casper; along with a host of friends she stayed close to in the communities she lived.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother-in-law, Bill Welch.

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Memorials may be made to the Little Wind Hospice, Girl Scouts, or donor’s choice care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home.