Betty Jo Balagat, age 62, passed away on Monday, January 16, 2006. She was born on April 7, 1943 in Center, CO to Filiberto Abachiche and Josephine Mondragon. Betty was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Fidel S. Balagat; and sisters: Pauline Garcia and Phyllis Madril. She is survived by her sons: Timothy R. Balagat of Colorado Springs and Matthew A. Balagat (and wife, Kim) of Pueblo West; six grandchildren: Sarah, Brittany, Samantha, Matthew, Nicholas and Brandon Balagat; three step grandchildren: Taylor, Marcus and Paige; five brothers: Gilbert, Ernest, Levi, Eddie and Wally Abachiche; two sisters: Amelia Aldaz and Cenobia Hodgson; and many nieces and nephews. Betty had an honest, fun-loving personality. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends. You may have seen her smiling face serving pizza at Creekers Casino in Cripple Creek where she worked and enjoyed spending her free time. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 20th, at Pikes Peak Christian Church. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 19th, at Mountain View Mortuary.