Betty Lee - September 22, 2012
Betty Louise Lee was born on April 25, 1936, in Chase County, Nebraska. She was the second child born to Wayne and Velma Huffman Hampton.
When Betty was a young girl the family moved to Missouri where she attended elementary school. The family moved to Ogallala, Neb., where she graduated from Ogallala High School in 1953. During high school she worked at a restaurant and for the Bell Telephone Company.
Betty was married to the love of her life, George Lee Jr., on May 17, 1958, at the St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Ogallala. Four children were born to this union and they raised their family on their farm, southwest of Elsie, Neb.
Betty had developed Alzheimers and George was able to keep her at home until December of 2011 when she moved to the Golden Ours Convalescent Home in Grant.
She died at Golden Ours on Saturday night, Sept. 22, 2012. She had reached the age of 76.
Betty was an active member of the Elsie Resurrection of Our Lord Catholic Church. She was a member and had served as an officer in the Altar Society and taught CCD for many years.
She served on the Elsie Election Board and had been a member of the Happy Day card club. While her children were growing up she was a 4-H mom and helped serve meals for the Wallace Roping Club.
Betty was a wonderful person with many talents. She deeply loved her family. She was an excellent cook, baker and seamstress. She enjoyed scrap booking, quilting, and gardening. Betty made excellent homemade jelly from fruit she had grown in her garden.
In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her brother, Harold Hampton.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, George; three daughters: Kathy and husband Dennis O’Dell of Evans, Colo., Carma and husband Duane Weisbrook of Bushnell, Neb., and Karen Newbrey of Longmont, Colo.; one son, George Lee III and wife Leslie; eight grandchildren: Timothy Weisbrook, Tyler Weisbrook and fiancé Katherine, Derek and fiancé Brandy Huntley, Dakota and Tristan Newbrey, and Tailor, Ellen, and George Cordell Lee; in-laws: Marilyn Hampton, Jim and Dorie Lee, Bill and Janet Lee, Vince Lee, and Jim Longcor and many other relatives and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial was Sept. 25 at Mother of Sorrows with Rev. Mark Pfeiffer officiating.
Burial was in the Grant Fairview Cemetery.
A memorial has been established to the Elsie Resurrection of Our Lord Church.
Bullock-Long Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.