Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend Betty Jo (BJ) Ferrell went home to be with our Lord on Monday December 3, 2012. Betty Jo was born on January 7, 1947 to Fannie Maie and Charles Jardon in Colorado Springs, CO. BJ was the oldest of 5 children, and raised primarily in Colorado. She stayed close with her mother's relatives in Tennessee and her southern roots. BJ married the love of her life Bob Ferrell December 17, 1988. BJ was a perpetual student and had many careers, including nurse, school teacher, accountant, computer programmer, and holistic health. Early in life BJ taught school at Florence Christian School and later worked at the Department of Corrections. She finally lived her dream of opening her own Holistic Health practice, The Wellness Center in Canon City. BJ served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Prison Museum, worked at Canon City Lanes, served as the secretary/treasurer of the bowling league and was a past member of Beta Sigma Phi Soriety and other community organizations. BJ is survived by her husband Robert Ferrell, Daughter Jodi Latimer, grandsons Adam and Chris (Angel) Latimer, great grandson Christian Latimer all of Canon City, CO, son-in-law Ray Samora, grandchildren Hailey and Nate Samora of Cope, Co, sons Robert Ferrell Jr of CA and David and Thomas Ferrell of Kansas, Also surviving are her sisters Dixie Jardon and Kathy (Dennis) Jones along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family. BJ had many, close friends including Joy Alexander, Grace Hayes, Melisa and Charlie Morrison, Kay Ellison, Rhonda and Faye Batson, Hayley Biggerstaff and countless others. BJ touched the hearts and lives of everybody who had the good fortune to meet her. Her light will burn on in our hearts forever, gone from sight but never from our hearts. Preceded in death by her Parents, Fannie Maie and Chuck Jardon, Sister Becky Jardon, Brother Skip Jardon, daughter Melissa Samora, and granddaughter Marie Amie Latimer. Services will be held at Holt Funeral home at 806 Macon in Canon City, CO at 10am on Friday December 7 th , 2012.
Published in The Canon City Daily Record on Dec. 5, 2012.