Betty L. Stratton

Betty L. Stratton, 91, longtime resident of Laramie, Wyoming, passed away surrounded by her six children, on June 11, 2018 at Hospice of Laramie. Funeral services will be held at Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Greenhill Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, June 15, 2018 at Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home.

Betty was born in Red Cloud, Nebraska.  She was happily married to Dr. Paul O. Stratton, who preceded her in death and together they shared a loving family of six children.  Betty worked as a Secretary in the Animal Science Department, U.W., President’s Office, and the Western Wyoming Resource Institute.  She was involved in several civic organizations, served as a volunteer at Ivinson Memorial Hospital, the Laramie Senior Center, and was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church.  Betty dedicated her life to her family, friends, and community.

Betty is survived by Rick Hartman (Kathy), Carol Schwartz (Dan), Suzan Peterson, (Del), Debra Gaines, (Mark), Patty Bestul, (Jeff), Rod Hartman (Pam).  She was blessed with 16 grandchildren, and 27 great grandchildren, and seven great-great grandchildren.  Pallbearers will be all of Betty’s Sons and Son-in-Laws.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Betty’s Grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Laramie or the Paul O. Stratton U.W. Memorial Scholarship Fund and can be sent Carol Schwartz at PO Box 1002 Laramie, WY 82073

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Condolences (11)

  • Richard Rottman

    Our condolences Rick and family. I remember growing up knowing your Mom. She was a wonderful Lady. Rich and Judy Rottman

  • Rebecca

    I'm so sorry for your loss. I just wanted to share some comfort for the family. The loss of a loved one is a difficult challenge. We do, though, have a promise from the scriptures that God will eliminate death forever and that there will be a resurrection, so we have the hope of seeing our loved ones again. (Acts 24:15, Revelation 21:4) Please accept my condolences.

  • Anonymous

    Carol and family. our deepest condolences. what a wonderful legacy and loving memories. you are truly blessed. Roy and Betty Eurioste

  • Joanna Lanum

    Sincere condolences to all of Betty's family and many friends. I knew her for many years when living in Laramie. As a teen, I frequently baby sat for her children. Betty's sweet, personable ways made it a pleasure to know her. She was one of the bright lights in the Laramie community for most of her life. Her love for her family will shine on.

  • Dennis Friday

    5732 Crystal Ocean St To the Hartman Family. With deepest sympathy, we are sorry for the loss of your mother. She was an important friend to the Friday family. God's blessings to your family now and always. Fran and Dennis Friday

  • Colin and Ruth Kaltenbach

    Our sincere condolences. Betty was a very special person who will be missed by many. It was a pleasure to have known her for 60+ years. Many fond memories.

  • Nancy Brosz Stanze

    Rod, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. Have many wonderful memories of her. She was such a beautiful and classy lady. Thoughts and prayers for you and the family. Nancy Brosz Stanze

  • Anonymous

    John and Linda Nunn ( Linda Kilgore Nunn ) Our condolences


    Patty, you are in my thoughts and prayers, very sorry for your loss.

  • Mark Bauernfeind

    My sincere condolences! Betty was so loved and so important to Mari. I have some great memories of Betty, getting to know her a bit at Mari's wedding.

  • jeanne hartman

    I am so sorry for your loss! Her family was everything to her, and I know you are all hurting. She was always so sweet to my daughter Mari, and to my grandsons Cole and Carson when they would visit.


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