Betty Jo Onley

June 12, 1944April 28, 2021
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Betty Jo Onley (76) went home to be with the Lord at UC Health Longmont Hospital on April 28th, 2021. Betty was born on June 12th, 1944 in Denver, Colorado to William and Elizabeth (Humphreys) Johnston.

Betty grew up in Longmont and was a life resident of the area. Betty married the love of her life Timothy Onley on February 14th, 1979. They enjoyed horseback riding, driving through the mountains, watching old westerns, and working outside in the garden together. Betty had such a kind heart and would help anyone that would need it. She loved her children, her grandchildren and her great grandchildren and taking them to the pool and parks around the area. She would always be the grandma that made sure that the kids had everything they needed anywhere from school supplies, to winter boots. Betty also loved to cook and have big Sunday dinners at her house after church. Betty loved the Lord with all her heart and enjoyed being an active member at Tri Town Baptist Church. She had been saved as a young girl, but she rededicated her life to the Lord in December 2015.

Betty is survived by Her three children Terry Koester, Karry Brady, and Shane (Nicole) Crawford. Her grandchildren, Amanda Koester, Heather Surovik, Kyron (Brandi) Brady, Jenny (Drew) Hirschfeld, Cassie LeBlanc, Jayden Pulver, and Shealei Crawford. Her Great-grandchildren, Nathaniel Koester, Skylur Surovik, Ciera Koester, Jesse Surovik, Isabel Brady, Justin Brady, Kylie Brady, Kinsley Hirschfeld, Rex Charles Lee, and Emmett Hirschfeld.

She was preceded in death by her parents William Johnston and Elizabeth Humphreys, her brother Johnny Johnston, her husband Timothy Onley, and her great grandson Brady Surovik.

Funeral services are being held at Howe Mortuary on Thursday May 6th at 1pm but unfortunately due to Covid, the funeral and graveside service are restricted to just close family. The family is having a memorial dinner at Tri Town Baptist Church in Fredrick, Colorado at 3:15pm for family and friends who would like to attend.


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Shane Crawford

May 6, 2021

Mom I am going to miss you everyday for the rest of my life thank you for spending the last week with me laughing and giggling over taco johns I am lost without you mom I miss you so much it hurts. I will see you again until then I love you and will miss you till then.
Love your son
Shane Crawford

Michelle (Pickett) Gomez

May 5, 2021

Terry, Karry Jo and Shane,
I'm so sorry to hear about your mom! She was THE BEST babysitter I ever had growing up! She and Tim were my second parents and you all were my older siblings!
She was a wonderful person inside and out and she will be missed so much.
Sending prayers and love to you all during this difficult time. I will be thinking of you all on Thursday.

Michelle (Pickett) Gomez

Shealei Crawford

May 4, 2021

Meme and poppy used to always take me to church when I was younger with my cousin cierra. Meme used to always make me so happy. She never lost her smile and always kept life positive. When I used to go to church with her she always made sure I was comfortable and happy. Never once did she judge me for the choices I made.

Vickie Taylor

May 4, 2021

Oh Betty the girls weekend away lol waiting until you and Elaine are asleep then jumping across the room on to your bed. Or when I dragged Kyron behind my camaro and you didn't kill me. As redheads go you beat them hands down. Peace is upon you and I feel like you are where you should be. Miss ya. And rememberto turn out the light when you leave the room or you must pay rent.
Love Vickie

Deana Berg

May 2, 2021

Mrs. Onley was a blessing to know. We were in Mr. Onley’s SS class at church and they were both a huge blessing to our family. What a beautiful woman inside and out 💝

Kris Bradley

May 1, 2021

This sweet woman was one of my closest friends at the church. She had health issues like myself so we understood each other. We would check in if we didn’t see each other at church. She always told me she never thought she reached out enough. I loved her like family.

Bonnie Clark

May 1, 2021

Betty, or as I always called her "Buttercup" was my closest friend for the last 25 years. She was an amazing woman who always put her family & her faith first. We laughed when there were shenanigans going on, we cried together when either one of us were hurting. A few months ago, she & I took a drive to Estes Park, did a little shopping. We found long sleeved shirts on "sale" so we each bought one without trying them on. After all, we held them up & they looked okay. When we wear them the sleeves have to be rolled up 3 times, they are long & fit loose. We didn't know that they were men's shirts! We had a lot of fun together. I'm going to miss her so much. I find comfort in knowing she will be with Tim in a far better place. I Love You Buttercup❤

Melissa Chesnut

April 30, 2021

I worked at RMCC in Longmont for years and knew Tim and Betty. I am so sorry to hear that she's gone but I also know where she is. My sympathy to your family.
Melissa Chesnut