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Elizabeth L. (Betty) Wright More

Elizabeth L. (Betty) Wright More, 79, died Feb. 10, 2006, at the home of her daughter, Teresa Pollard of Silt.

More was born Dec. 12, 1926, at Morapos, a farming community near Hamilton. She was the daughter of Howard and Hildur Wright.

She attended elementary school at the country school at Morapos before the family moved to Craig. Betty graduated from Moffat County High School in 1945. She married James Thompson of Steamboat Springs on Aug. 30, 1945, in Meeker. The couple had seven children.



Betty was a homemaker and was active in Fun Club, Little Toots, Brownies and Cub Scouts, all organizations that involved her children.

On Nov. 2, 1971, Betty married C.W. (Buster) More in Craig. They ranched in the Twenty-Mile area west of Steamboat Springs until 1978, when they retired and moved to Grand Junction. Betty was a member of the Clifton Christian Church. In 2000, she and her husband moved to Rifle.



Betty is survived by four daughters, Jean (Jim) Snyder of Silt, Luanna (Wayne) Iacovetto of Steamboat Springs, Nancy McAnally of Silt, and Teresa (Wayne) Pollard of Silt; two sons, Harry Thompson and Todd (Donne) Thompson of Steamboat Springs; two sisters, Dorothy Newsom of California and Ruth Seick of Craig; a brother, Robert Wright of Grand Junction; four stepchildren, 15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; infant daughter, Patricia; two brothers, Richard and Howard Wright Jr.; a sister, Grace Lemmon; and a son-in-law, Gene McAnally.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Rocky Mountain Baptist Church in Rifle. Pastor Roger Ferguson of the Clifton Church will officiate.

The family suggests memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice in Betty More’s name.

Rifle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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