Bette Jene Trock

July 27, 1929February 23, 2020

Bette Jene Trock, a longtime resident of Fort Collins, Colorado, passed away after a brief illness on Sunday, February 23rd 2020.

She was born in central Kansas on July 27, 1929, the daughter of Fay and Lucky Sloan. She attended local public schools in the small towns of Great Bend and Coats. It was in the high school of Coats where Bette met her future husband, Warren Trock. They were happily married until 2008 when Warren died of complications of Parkinson’s disease. Bette remained a tireless supporter of Parkinson’s research thereafter.

Besides traveling with Warren to many places around the world, Bette’s life also revolved around her faith in the Jehovah’s Witnesses. She was a zealous member of her church and volunteered countless hours of her time in the door to door ministry and bible study. She loved to cook and was an exceptional baker and family get-togethers were always a culinary treat.

Bette is survived by her children, Daniel Trock, Rebecca Trock, Dave (Kim) Trock; grandchildren, Greg (Stina) Trock, Rebekah (Jon) McCarver, Alex Trock, and Anton Trock; great-grandchildren, Anthony (Cindy) Trock, Jadin McCarver, Brianna Crabb, and Meaghon Crabb.

Funeral arrangements and memorial services will be scheduled for a later date this summer, due to logistics in travel for overseas family.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to a Parkinson’s Research Organization of your choice.


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Bette Jene Trock

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Rebecca Trock

March 2, 2020

So much can be said about your Mom. There's so many memories, where do you start.
One thing that stands out is my mother's cooking. In Montana she always made the bread....and that smell....nothing like it.
I remember she used the pressure cooker alot and one time it blew up! She was always canning back then....fruit, pickles, jam. I wish I had half her skills. She liked trying new foods, new combinations, new cultures. It didn't daunt her at all. She had books and books of recipes and she hand wrote alot of them. We had our family favorites: pancakes, South of the Border beans, her spaghetti, her pies, Sunday morning bisquits. And she was just as excellent at Dad had a sweet tooth so there was always something sweet to eat...a cookie, a bar, a brownie, a pie. I always told my mom I was never going to cook, that I would eat out in restaurants instead. Ha....didn't quite turn out that way. And I wish I had her was the best.