Elizabeth J Arvas

January 8, 1930May 7, 2018

Elizabeth “Betty” Arvas, 88, of Greeley, passed away peacefully at Fairacres Manor on Monday, May 7, 2018. She was born on January 8, 1930 in Ashland, Kansas to William Lindamood and Hazel Wibright.

Betty graduated from Roosevelt High School in Portland, Oregon. She married her husband, Charles Arvas, on August 22, 1951 in Golden, Colorado. Betty was a long standing member of Bethel Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school for 30 years. She was also a member of American Business Women’s Association and Make-Do-Hobby Club. Betty was a co-leader for Girl Scouts and worked for Gilbert Drug Store (Hillside) for 15 years. She also substituted at Weldorado Drug and was a school bus rider for six months.

Betty lived in Alaska with her daughter, Rebecca and son-in-law, John for ten years before moving back to Greeley in 2015.

She is survived by daughter, Rebecca and son-in-law, John Fryzek. She is also survived by her half-brother, Robert Carl Lindamood Rook of Portland; half-sister, Juanita Garcia of Dodge City, Kansas and a cousins, Linda Anderson and Paul Anderson of Orange, California.

Services will be announced at a later date.


  • Services will be held at a later date.

Elizabeth J Arvas

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Sharon Elam

May 29, 2018

Dear Rebecca and John, My deepest sympathy for your loss of Betty. We always had fun when together. I'm so sorry I had so many problems visiting her in the nursing home. She was one of the good ones. You are in my prayers.

Sharon Elam

Pam Bernard (Avery)

May 21, 2018

Mrs. Arvas often oversaw me when I worked in the nursery at church (Bethel Baptist Church). She was such a loving, caring lady. I was so lucky to have had her in my life. God Bless you Mrs. Arvas and God Bless Charles also for sharing you with us.

Richard Bauer

May 20, 2018

Old friend of Charlie's, Walt Marr offers his condolences.

Rick Bauer

May 20, 2018

From Rick and Shirley (Rawlings) Bauer. Sorry for your loss.