Betty Lou (Robertson) Wright 1930-2023

Betty Lou Robertson was born on January 21, 1930 in Yuma, Colorado to Willard and Lottie (Kohler) Robertson. Grandma Betty went home to be with the Lord on January 5, 2023 surrounded by her family. Betty was the sixth of eight children. She married Arthur Wright Jr. in 1947 and to this union four children were born: Gary, Linda, Cathy, and Patty. Gary’s Evil twin terrorized the girls on a regular basis.
Grandma Betty had to grow up fast after losing her mother at the age of seven. That is when her love for cleaning house and rearranging furniture started. She loved moving her furniture. It was like the intro to the Dick Van Dyke Show.
Constantly coming home after dark and running into a piece of furniture that was not in that place when we left the house. The kids learned that you enter the living room slowly and search for a light so you don’t trip over something.
Grandma Betty was still moving furniture around, at the age of 92, until just a few weeks ago when illness left her to weak to do it anymore. She loved to garden and always had a beautiful garden until one day when she went to work in the garden and ran into a snake and that was the end of her gardening. I remember being on the golf course with my dad and grandma. We were walking from the eighth hole to the ninth tee box. Grandma saw a snake and started screaming and flailing-whacking my dad with her golf club—she also chose the right club without the assistance of a caddy.
Grandma Betty was an excellent cook. She always enjoyed frying chicken for memorial weekend picnics. She was also known for her mouth watering cinnamon rolls.
My dad and aunts loved it when her and her brothers and sisters would get together. They loved listening to the stories of them growing up and all the things they did as kids and all the laughter. Grandma Betty said that she would ask her dad how big she was when she was born and he would just tell her that she was so little that they had to shake the bed sheets to find her. Speaking of her being little reminds me of another story. Grandma was at my mom and dads house one day and their great grandson, Camden, leaned over to my dad and said your grandma sure is small. She got a good laugh about that. Grandma Betty told her kids that they never had much growing up and she loved dolls so she used a rolled up dish towel and pretended it was her doll. Later after raising her family she collected dolls and doll furniture. She would have her son, Gary, make all kinds of furniture for her dolls. When she was in her early fifties she took up golf as a hobby and enjoyed it well into her late seventies. When Yuma Life Care opened January 1, 1965, Grandma Betty was one of the first employees hired. She worked there until her retirement. Grandma Betty accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and was Baptized on November 14, 2021. She will be greatly missed by all that know and lover her!
She is survived by her son, Gary wife Ronda Wright, daughters: Linda and husband Jerry Ostermiller, Cathy and husband Gene Thim and Patty Vaughn. Sisters: Dixie Montgomery and Carol Scott. Grandchildren: Mitchell and partner Velma Wright, Kelly and husband Tony Rayl, Shelly and husband Alan Pappenheim, Stacy Ostermiller, Troy and wife Kelly Ostermiller, Eric and Naomi Myotte, Shannon and Doug Whitehead. 15 great grandchildren, four great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by her husband Arthur Wright Jr.; Brothers, Jack, Bill, Boyd, Gerald (Hons); Sister, Mae Long; and Son-in-laws Rick Myotte and Bo Vaughn.
A funeral service was held January 9 at First Southern Baptist Church, followed by burial at the Yuma Cemetery.