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September 25, 1933 - July 9, 2014
Bette Lucille Hofmann, lifelong Western Slope resident, died July 9, 2014, at Colorow Care Center in Olathe.
Bette was born September 25, 1933, to Lowell and Rachael (Stoddard) Raine in Grand Junction, Colorado. She spent her childhood there and graduated from Central High School in Grand Junction.
Bette married Edwin S. Hofmann on August 5, 1955, in Ouray, Colorado. He preceded her in death on October 10, 2009, in Montrose.
Bette was a loving wife, mother and Nana. She loved being a homemaker and raising her family. She enjoyed getting together with family and friends, often sharing a glass of wine and conversation on the patio. Her time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren was special. 'Nan' frequently followed her grandchildren across Colorado to sporting events, rodeos and the fair, cheering them on in their activities. They will greatly miss their Nana. Bette also loved growing her flowers and tending to them in her spare time. Those who knew her will remember her for her spark of independence and the glimmer of humor in her eyes.
Surviving family members include her sons, Mike (Nikki) Hofmann of Billings, Montana; Pat (Robin) Hofmann of Norman, Oklahoma; daughters, Kelly (Tabor) Sutherlin of Norwood, Colorado; Stacy (Wes) Goza of Olathe, Colorado; brother, Larry Raine of Fruita, Colorado; sisters, Bonnie (Rich) Percival of Olathe, Colorado; Gale Chandler of Grand Junction, Colorado; nine grandchildren, Katie and Bailey Hofmann; Logan Hofmann; Malisha, Taylor and Ashley Sutherlin; Jon, Jackie and Jamie Goza, and eight great-grandchildren. Bette was preceded in death by her brother, Jack Raine, and parents, Lowell and Rachael Hofmann.
A Funeral Service, in celebration of Bette's life, will be held on Monday, July 14, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., at Crippin Funeral Home Chapel. A visitation for family and friends will be held on Sunday evening, July 13th from 5 - 7:00 p.m. at Crippin Chapel. Interment will follow the service at Grand View Cemetery, west of Montrose.
Arrangements are under the direction of Crippin Funeral Home & Crematory, Montrose, Colorado.
Crippin Funeral Home
802 Main Street
Montrose, CO 81401
Published in The Daily Sentinel on July 12, 2014