Betty DeWitt, 89, of Cozad, Nebraska, died Thursday, April 17th, 2012, at the Cozad Community Hospital in Cozad.
Betty was born February 8th, 1923, at Cozad, to Walter H. and Alice (Parsons) Brooks. Betty graduated from Cozad High School in 1940.
On December 12th, 1942, Betty married Alvor "Red" DeWitt at California. Shortly after their nuptials, Red entered the U.S. Army where he served in WWII. Betty returned to Cozad, where she made her home until Red's discharge from the service in 1945. During the war effort, Betty served sandwiches at the Canteen in North Platte as the trains went through. Betty and Red were blessed with two children, Walt and Brad. She worked as a waitress at several cafes in Cozad, before going to work at Monroe Auto. In 1964, the family moved to Sidney and in 1974, Scottsbluff. Subsequent to Red's retirement from trucking in 1976, the couple traveled all over the United States together. They often spent summers in Cozad and winters in Yuma, Arizona; the rest of the year was spent traveling wherever their inclinations took them. Betty and Red were able to fit a great deal of "living" into the 18 years that they spent traveling together. Following Red's passing in 1994, Betty made her home in Yuma until her health would no longer allow; and in 2010, she moved to Cozad to be closer to family.
When they weren't traveling down the road, Red and Betty could often be found fishing. Betty also greatly enjoyed playing cards. She liked to bowl and was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Red in 1994.
Survivors include her two sons, Walt DeWitt of Cozad, Brad (Natalie) DeWitt of Huntington Beach; her four grandchildren, Wade DeWitt of Klamath Falls, Oregon, Eric (Julie) DeWitt of Portland, Oregon, Michelle DeWitt of Phelan, California, Kimberlee (Brian) Jarrah of Huntington Beach; three great-grandchildren, Emma DeWitt of Portland and Michael and Hannah Jarrah of Huntington Beach, California; sister, Perdeta Penn of North Platte, Nebraska; and many other relatives and friends.
Betty has been cremated, in accordance with her wishes. There will be no services or visitation held.
A memorial has been established in her memory. Condolences may be shared at berrymanfuneralhome.com.
Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad was in charge of arrangements.