Betty Jo (Ange) Manhart, 78, passed away from cancer on Friday, Feb. 29, 2008, at her home in Colorado Springs, Colo.
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A beautiful memorial service was held March 4 at the LDS church in Monument, Colo. She was cremated.
Betty Jo was born Oct. 2, 1929, in Orlando, Fla.. When she was 6 months old, her family moved to Albuquerque, N.M., where she lived until she married Robert A. Manhart on July 2, 1949.
She received her bachelor's degree in home economics in 1957, master's degree in 1964, and doctorate degree in 1974.
Betty and Bob moved to Reno, Nev., in 1961, and lived there until Bob retired in 1986. They moved to a mountain top near Emigrant, where they remained until moving to Colorado Springs in 1999.
Betty was active in PEO and in her sorority, Alpha Chi Omega, where she was president of the Reno Chapter House Corporation, and later was the national housing director.
She is survived by Bob, her husband of 58-plus years; daughter, Pamela Sekac and son-in-law, Ed of Colorado Springs; son, Craig Manhart and daughter-in-law, Marsha of Rialto, Calif., two grandsons and three great-grandchildren.
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on June 15, 2008