Obituary: Barbara J. Betts

Barbara J. Betts, 88, of Fort Collins passed away May 3. She was born November 10, 1923 to Sebastion and Margarita Kiefel in Napoleon, North Dakota. She was married to Roland Betts on November 24, 1945 in Hardin, Montana. He passed away in 1989.

Barbara was a homemaker and resided in Fort Collins since 1965. She has been a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints since the 1950’s and was a member of the church in Fort Collins since 1965.

Barbara liked to spend her time fishing and enjoyed cooking for her family and friends. She loved her family and grandchildren very much and always cherished the time they spent together.

Barbara is survived by her sons, Carl (Mary) Betts of Longmont; Andy (Frances) Betts of Wellington; Murl Betts and Jeanna of Wellington; daughters, Margaret (Terry) Bath of Wellington; Betty Betts of Wellington; Ursula (Gene) Olsen of Eaton; brothers, Mike Kiefel of Grand Junction; and Mark Kiefel of California; sisters, Mary Powell of Brighton and Helen Byford of Oklahoma; 17 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

Barbara was preceded in death by her husband and one son.

Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 9 at 10 a.m. at The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1400 Lynnwood Drive in Fort Collins.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pathways Hospice, in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 650 W. Drake Road, Fort Collins, CO 80526.

Please visit to view Barbara’s online obituary, sign the family guest book and send your condolences.

Support Northern Colorado Journalism

Show your support for North Forty News by helping us produce more content. It's a kind and simple gesture that will help us continue to bring more content to you.

BONUS - Donors get a link in their receipt to sign up for our once-per-week instant text messaging alert. Get your e-copy of North Forty News the moment it is released!

Click to Donate