Betty Joe (Timmer) Kawchack, 82, of Craig, died peacefully Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at her home with the support of services provided by the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association and hospice.
She was born May 23, 1928.
Betty Joe married Steve T. Kawchack on March 4, 1947, and was married for more than 40 years. The couple spent a great deal of their time traveling to their winter home in Arizona, and their two children were born in Mesa, Ariz.
During their trips, they took their children fishing in Mexico and enjoyed the Arizona winters. The fishing boat was named Betty Joe and they used it every time they could go fishing in Baja, where their cabin was.
Betty Joe loved to have family over for dinners, where she cooked up the best food, including those special dinner rolls.
Her four grandsons were her special joy in life and Betty Joe was always involved with them, doing what she could to help them grow into mature young men.
In the summers, Betty Joe and Steve were involved with raising wheat on their ranches north of Craig. Betty Joe fixed lunch each day and helped with movement of the equipment from one field to another from the planting time to the harvest in the fall.
Betty Joe is survived by her son, James Edward Kawchack; daughter Linda Kay Younger; grandson Robert Binder, Jr., Thomas Binder, Kenneth Kawchack and Richard Kawchack; seven great-grandchildren; brother Jack Timmmer, of Craig; and sisters Willa Mae Davis and Luella Wheeler.
A celebration of her life took place Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at St. Michael Catholic Church.
She will be dearly missed and never forgotten. Memorial letters can be sent to the care of the Kawchack family at P.O. Box 393, Craig 81626.