1919 - February 19, 2010
Margaret E. “Bette” Hackett was born Sept. 10, 1919, in Cheyenne, Wyo., the daughter of Ransom Gill and Mabel (Shenefelt) McCargar.
She was raised and attended school in Rawlins, Wyo. After high school, Bette worked for Boeing Aircraft in Seattle, Wash., building B-29s, and then in Denver where she loaded shells for the U.S. Army.
Bette married Donald Richard Hackett in 1948, and they became the parents of four children. They made their home in Sinclair and Rawlins.
Bette was a homemaker and while in Rawlins worked as a front desk clerk at the Bucking Horse Motel. They were later divorced, and Bette moved to the Little Snake River in the early 1980s and has made her home there since that time.
She was very fond of her dogs and enjoyed fishing, doing puzzles, playing cards and board games. She also was active in the Baggs Senior Center affairs and enjoyed visiting with people. Bette was a very strong-willed lady, which was displayed when she recovered much better than expected from her fractured hip and pelvis a year ago.
Bette is survived by her longtime companion, Chuck Norlander, of Baggs, Wyo.; sons Ransom (Jean) Hackett, of Baggs, Wyo., John (Pam) Hackett, of Hillsboro, Ore., and Quincy Hackett, of Rawlins, Wyo.; six grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Cheryl and brother Ransom Gill McCargar.
Cremation has taken place, and a memorial service was Feb. 24, 2010, at The Little Snake River Community Church with Pastor Paul Prestrud officiating.
The soloist was Rae Lynne Prestrud, who sang “Amazing Grace,” accompanied by Florine Daugherty.
Honorary pallbearers were “All Bette’s Family and Her Many Friends.” Memorial donations may be made to the Little Rascals Preschool in care of Grant Mortuary.