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Born in Seymour, Mo. on April 23, 1932 Betty Louviva Farris died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005, at St. Anthony Hospital in Thornton. She was 73 years old.
She was born in Seymour, Mo. on April 23, 1932. Her parents were the late John W. and Verba (Wingo) Silvey.
After graduating from business college in Missouri, she married Wando G. Farris on June 9, 1961, in Ava, Mo.
In 1962, the Farrises came to Leadville, where Wando Farris went to work for the Climax Molybdenum Mine.
Together the couple had three children and Betty Farris spent the rest of her life making her famly her priority. She loved cooking and baking for them, and her wonderful fudge soon became legend. People would buy the ingredients and bring them over for Betty to work her magic. Visitors to the Farris home would walk in and ask, “Is there any fudge left?”
After raising her family, Betty went to work for the Delaware Hotel, where she worked for many years.
She was a sweet and gentle lady, who will be missed by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Wando, who died on Nov. 3, 2004, and five siblings, sisters, Celo Self and Ruby Lockhart, and brothers, Buck, Aaron and Leonard Silvey.
Betty is survived by her daughter, Diane Farris, in Thornton; and sons, Steve Farris in Colorado Springs, Colo., and Darin Farris, in Georgetown; three grandchildren, Jodi, Aaron and Zoe Farris; one sister, Leona Comer, in Ava; and her aunt, Opha Denney, in Springfield, Mo.
A private family interment was held at the graveside at St. Joseph Cemetery on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005.
Arrangements were handled by Bailey Funeral Home.