Betty J. Ranney

December 28, 1922February 18, 2021

Elizabeth Jane Ranney (known as Betty) Passed away on Feb. 18th 2021 Born: Dec. 28th 1922 in Denver, Co to John Joseph Haney and Dorothy Christina Hammann Haney Married: Jack Ranney on Feb. 11th 1942 at the Holy Family Church in Denver, CO She was preceded in death on June 19th 2015, by Jack, her loving husband of 73 years, and a daughter Patricia in infancy. Surviving are her sons Jerry (Jane) Ranney of Morrison, Dick (Delaine) Ranney of Firestone and Tim (Heidi) Ranney of Philomath, Oregon; her daughters Linda Atwater of Arvada, Pattie (Dave) Kilian of Kremmling and Betsy (Joe) Fiala of Lakewood. Further surviving are 13 grandchildren: Jeff Ranney, Kim Durliat, Todd Ranney, Michael Ranney, Lisa Kittelberger, Sandy Atwater, Amy Rushton, Matthew Atwater, Jesse Kilian, Amy Gray Kilian, Christopher Kilian, Holly Powell, Rachel Parker, and 18 great grandchildren, and brother-in-law Larry Ranney of Arvada Throughout her life she maintained an active life style which included reading, crocheting and working crossword and jumbles. During the child rearing years she and Jack loved to camp with the kids. She also enjoyed singing in the church choir and playing bridge. After raising her children Betty went to college part time for many years and proudly received her BA in Psychology from Metro State College at the ripe young age of 66 years. In the empty-nest period Jack and Betty found travelling very fulfilling, particularly cruising the seas with Princess Cruise Lines. Given Betty and Jack’s love for the mountains they decided to move to Estes Park for their retirement years. While living in Estes Park, she and Jack volunteered at the Estes Park Visitors Center, for over 20 years. Betty and Jack actively taught Senior Citizen water aerobics for many years at the YMCA in Estes Park. She also trained their beloved dog, Mattie, to be a hospital and nursing home comfort companion. They were active members of the Our Lady of the Mountain Catholic Church, in Estes Park. They moved to Longmont in October of 2014, where Betty was glad to make many new and dear friends. One of the things she will be remembered for was her big smile, and she never met a stranger. She loved chatting with everyone and meeting new people. Betty will be missed by all that knew her. Due to the Covid Pandemic, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.


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Betty J. Ranney

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Ann Calley

February 20, 2021

Betty Ranney, mother-in-law, teacher, and mentor to me. She taught me so many things and ways to think about things. She inspired me to attend college and earn a Master’s Degree in order to help others. She was loyal to her family, resilient in the face of challenges, and had strong ties to others. She will be missed by many.
~Ann Calley
(Please check her birth date. I think it may be incorrect.)