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Betty Ann Honey, 83, died Sunday May 14, 2023 at her home in Newcastle, WY. Betty Ann was born February 1, 1940, one of twin girls to Melvin and Betty (George) Pollat in Newcastle, WY. She was raised on the ranch south of Upton. She attended grade school and high school in Upton. After graduation in 1958 she worked as a telephone operator for Mountain Bell in Newcastle and Pacific Bell in California for a year, going there on a whim to visit two cousins who lived there. She later returned back to Newcastle working with Mountain Bell again.
Betty Ann married Harold Honey January 16, 1965 in Upton. Following him as he worked heavy construction throughout Wyoming and South Dakota. They bought their home in Newcastle in 1973 to have a permanent residence. They went to work on the George Ranch in 1980, homesteaded by her Grandparents Clay and Otello George. They returned to Newcastle to live after retiring in 2004.
Children born were Brenda (Ed Young), Debra (Bruce Shelton), Robert (Robyn Sweet), Cheryl (Robert Steele). She is survived by her husband Harold, her three daughters and their husbands, daughter-in-law Robyn Honey, brother Ken Pollat, and brother-in-law Don Kokesh. Ten grandchildren and ten great grandchildren along with numerous cousins, nieces and nephews .
Preceding her in death are son Robert (Bob) Honey, Parents Melvin and Betty Pollat, Grandparents Frank and Anna Pollat, Clay and Ottelo George, twin sister Nancy Kokesh, brother Dennis Pollat and great grandson Owen Michael Honey.
She enjoyed gardening, sewing and crafting, shopping and talking on the phone with Nancy, traveling to school events of her children and grandchildren and going to church on Sundays. During retirement, they enjoyed traveling to their grandchildren's graduations and marriages. They took advantage of the Golden Age Passport to visit National Parks on their way.
One of her favorite memories was the last Christmas on the George Ranch in 2003 with her children and grandchildren present before retirement.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Upton, WY, Upton Community Center, Weston County Senior Center, or Weston County Fire Protection District if you wish.
Saturday, May 20, 2023
11:00am - 12:00pm (Mountain time)
Upton Community Center
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