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A celebration of life memorial service for longtime Pueblo, Colo., resident, Betty Jean Wells-McCorkle, will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 14, 2018, at the Lamar Christian Church with Ian Blacker officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Wiley Cemetery.

Per Betty’s request, cremation will take place and there will be no visitation.

Betty was born on January 7, 1943, in Garden City, Kansas, to Robert Louis “Bud” Horton and Lena Cara Thomas Horton, and passed away on May 3, 2018, at her home in Pueblo.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, LeRoy McCorkle, her son, Jason Wayne Cambron, and her sisters, Ruby Louise Davis and Mary Belle Erker.

Betty is survived by her children, Duone Cambron and Warren Smith; grandchildren, Danette Sims, Heath Sims, Cambron Sims, Brea, Brynn, Brandis Kelly and Brayla Williams. She is also survived by her siblings, Roberta (Kay) Allen, Bill (Susan) Horton and Louis Horton, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other family and a host of friends.

Betty was retired from Big R in Lamar and Trinidad where she worked for 28 years. She worked as a Store Manager, Clothing Manager and clothing buyer.

Betty loved spending time with all her family, attending most all family reunions in Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. She enjoyed keeping track of all her nieces and nephews and all their families. She especially liked Someday Pioneers with her grandchildren. Dancing was also a favorite pastime for Betty as she loved a good two-step, swing or jitterbug.

Later on in life she and her husband LeRoy’s favorite pastime was traveling from Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Arizona hitting all the Casinos in the area. They loved their Rockies and Broncos, watching whenever they were playing.

Betty will be missed by all her family and friends for her fun demeanor.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sangre De Cristo Hospice in Pueblo, Colorado, either direct to the hospice at 1207 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, CO 81005, or in care of the funeral home office.

Services are under the direction of the Peacock Family.

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