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Elizabeth J. 'Betsy' Heatley

Elizabeth J. "Betsy" Heatley

Jan 12, 1943 - Jan 15, 2009
Funeral services for Elizabeth J. "Betsy" Heatley will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, at the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.

Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton.

There will be a viewing from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Heatley died Thursday evening, Jan. 15, 2009, at her home in Riverton. She was 66.

Elizabeth Joyce Willison was born on Jan. 12, 1943, in Laramie, the daughter of Albert George Willison and Josephine Agnes (Brown) Willison.

She was graduated from Thermopolis High School in 1961 and received her Licensed Practical Nurse's degree in Laramie in 1967. She was graduated from the Central Wyoming College nursing program with an R.N. degree in 1988.

On June 5, 1964, she had married William C. "Bill" Heatley in Jackson.

The family had lived in Riverton for 36 years. Born in Laramie, she previously lived in Newcastle, Casper, and Thermopolis. Since 1967, she had also lived in the Colorado cities of Denver, Morrison, Westminster, and Leadville.

Mrs. Heatley was of the Protestant faith.

She began working in the medical field as a nurse's aide at the Gottsche Rehabilitation Center in Thermopolis in 1958, while still in high school. After obtaining her LPN license in 1967, she worked at several places in Denver. Upon moving to Riverton in 1972, she worked as an LPN at Fremont Manor. Following her graduation from CWC, she worked at Westward Heights Nursing Home in Lander, the Lander Valley Medical Center, and Riverton Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Heatley belonged to the Red Hats Club and the Past Fire Chief's Wives Club.

Her family said she enjoyed her pets, including cats and dogs, crafts, reading, and being a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, William C. "Bill" Heatley; a son, Robert David Heatley; daughter, Rebecca Jo Murray, all of Riverton; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, William Albert Heatley; her father, Albert George Willison; her mother, Agnes Josephine (Brown) Willison; grandparents, John Wilson Brown and Mary Elizabeth (Callwell) Brown, George Sidney Willison and Beulah Belle (Talcott) Willison.

Memorials may be made to PAWS for Life Animal League, in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main, Riverton WY 82501.

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Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.