Betty Jo Ferrell
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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.


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Published in The Canon City Daily Record on Dec. 5, 2012.
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December 10, 2012
Gene and Sally Long
December 7, 2012
Bob and Nancy Lindley
December 6, 2012
BJ, my dear, sweet friend and soul sister, you were a gift to me and to all the lives that you enbraced. Now you are our light. Enjoy that dance among stars with Melissa! Always, Joy
Joy Alexander
December 6, 2012
Janet LaBadie
December 6, 2012
You had such good advice and caring words when i got to visit. I enjoyed to hear of all your stories! I will always cherish the conversations we shared. I did not know you well, but what part of you I knew, I saw your light. ? I will miss waving hello when I see you leaving, I will miss not sharing new conversations and hearing exciting stories of your past experiences. See you again one day soon BJ! Keep the angels smiling! :)
Janet LaBadie
December 5, 2012
Aunt Jo
We haven't seen each other in a very long time. You were a big part of my childhood. I wish I could of gotten to see you one more time to tell you how much I loved you. I know daddy was at heavens gate waiting there to welcome you home. You are loved and miss dearly always.
Robin Cartwright
December 5, 2012
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Betty Jo. Our family kinda grew up with Betty Jo. She babysat all of us Kissinger kids at one time or another. I remember when our Mom (Ellen) had gone to the hospital and Betty Jo stayed with us and I can remember talking to her about babies and what our new little baby would come home in so she had us get one of our dolls and she found some baby clothes dressing the doll up. She was a character. I had seen her about 5 years ago at her health store, she knew I was one of those Kissinger girls. May she rest in peace.
Jo Kissinger
December 5, 2012
We will miss u B.J, just as we have missed Missy. At least now u 2 can be together again.
suzanne conley
December 5, 2012
Aunt jo i have been so blessed to call you aunt for 10yrs of my life. You were always first to call when things were bad and offering kind words. You started my marriage and taught preston and I how to love one another regardless of what it life brings as you and uncle bob have done and for that alone i am truly blessed. You have had a kind soul and have always loved with ni judgment. The world has lost a good soal. I hope you and melissa enjoyed a great cup if coffee ! You will be missed and thank you for all you have taught me. Love u always
Amanda Montoya
December 5, 2012
she was my Aunt, my friend and my rock. she gave me advice when i need it and even when i didn't. I love you and I miss you.
Rebecca Daily
December 5, 2012
B.J. you will be greatly missed! Mikki n I were blessed with the chance to get to knw you... and will greatly apperciate the inpact u made in our lives!!
Fed y Mikki Reyes
December 5, 2012
BJ, you was a wonderful person, You will be missed. Heaven got an Angel the day the Lord called you home.
Jeanne Vasquez
December 5, 2012
BJ was a wonderful woman who touched so many lives. I know she is that special angel in heaven watching over you.
Kelly & Rusty Black
December 5, 2012
BJ, you were all heart..The love you shared with everyone is your legacy. We will miss you greatly. God Bless you..
Sheila Zajkowski
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