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Betty Jean Kiker (Martin)

November 21, 1948 — September 21, 2021

Betty Jean Kiker

November 21, 1948 – September 21, 2021

Betty Jean Kiker was born in Montrose Co November 21, 1948 to Chartes and Mary E Martin. She peacefully passed away September 21, 2021 at St Mary’s Hospital at the age of 72. She travelled at a young age with her family living in Uravan, Co and Silverton, Co. In 1957 the family moved back to Montrose, Colorado where she would live out her life. She experienced so much in her life and was such a humble person. She also lived_in Hotchkiss, Co and New Mexico. She didn’t mind travelling but never turned down the opportunity to go somewhere. She married Bill Henderson in 1967 and they had a son July 3 1968, sadly he passed the next day. Elvis was her love and obsession. Bill and Betty divorced and around 1971 she married John Vreeland. They loved to ride motorcycles around Colorado together and go gambling. John and Betty divorced in the 80s. She was so full of love and compassion. She spent a lot of time watching her nieces and nephews grow up. She seemed to never miss an important event. She was always there to cheer you on or give an ear to listen. She met Pete and they married around 1990. She worked around Montrose at hotels doing housekeeping. She loved to clean and had a specific way of doing it too, if you didn’t clean it like she expected you would have to go back and do it again. She loved to hunt, play games on her phone, do puzzles, watch movies and loved to watch her nieces and nephews play sports. She was always the one cheering the loudest. She loved family barbecues and sitting around her brother-in laws fire pit. She always made her famous potato salad (highly requested from the family of course) and passed the recipe to a niece. Family was so important to her and she was always someone youcould count on. She was a giver not a taker and loved to take care of people. Whenever she was needed she was right there no questions asked. She had the purest heart, strongest love and an impact that will last forever. Betty’s presence will always be unmatchable. She is loved so deeply and missed dearty. She is preceded in death by her father Chartes Martin, mother Mary E Martin, sisters Norma Yates and Judy Black, nieces Virginia Yates, Kristina Maddox and Shelly Sanderson, brother in laws Ed Maddox and Jack Black, ex husband John Vreeland and son Kenneth Henderson. She is survived by her husband Pete Kiker, step-daughter Joe Anne Crews husband Clyde, step-son Trey Kiker, brother Ted Martin, sister Debbie Maddox, sister Peggy Morris-Thompson husband Russ, sister Robin May husband Bob, sister Tabatha Arnold, brother in law John Yates, 6 grandkids, 15 great grandkids, 12 nieces, 7 nephews, 15 great nieces, 13 great nephews, 2 great great nieces and 1 great great nephew.

Services will be held at Montrose Church of Christ 1215 Calm Water Drive Montrose Co 81402 Thursday September 30, 2021 at 11:30 am Graveside to follow at Valley Lawn Cemetery

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