Tonya Ree Betterton (Breckenridge)

Born: Fri., Dec. 18, 1959
Died: Tue., Aug. 18, 2020



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Tonya Ree Betterton, 60, of Breckenridge, Colorado passed away on August 18, 2020 in Breckenridge. She was born December 18, 1959 in Knoxville, Iowa to David Clarke and Marion Glenadean (Van Zee) Betterton.

Tonya graduated from Knoxville High School in Iowa in 1978. She worked for Western Electric as a telephone equipment installer and for the Colorado Mountain Lodges in housekeeping. She taught baton twirling and loved animals including horses, dogs and cats.  She especially loved her cats, Butternut and Puff.

Tonya is survived by her mother Glenadean Betterton of Pleasantville, Iowa; sisters Tamra (Tony) Starr-DePaul of Elmhurst, Illinois and Miika (Rob) Busick of Pleasantville and her brother William Betterton of Pleasantville. She was preceded in death by her father.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Summit County Animal Shelter and Bristlecone Health Services.

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Beverly (VerSteeg) Michael
   Posted Wed August 26, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to Glenadean and family

Nancy and Denny Toll
   Posted Wed August 26, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss.

Dennis Goad Sr.
   Posted Wed August 26, 2020
So sorry to hear this. I know that Tonya had her struggles, but I always held out the hope that she could overcome. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.

Jr and Kelly Bender
   Posted Wed August 26, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Rhonda Hatch Thompson
   Posted Wed August 26, 2020
Betterton family,
So very sad to hear of Tonya's death. I have not seen her in years; however as a long time classmate of 78, I will always remember her with such a tender and loving heart. Also, very fond memories of Bill & Sarah Rinehart and being members of the 3L's 4-H club with Tonya. Take care.

Christine ( Crandall) Huston
   Posted Wed August 26, 2020
My heart is breaking for the family. Sending my most sincere sympathies to your families.

Kevin Mart
   Posted Thu August 27, 2020
Very sorry for your loss. RIP Tonya. 🙏

Connie and Kelly Gibson
   Posted Thu August 27, 2020
Sweet baby girl... you now have wings to fly and peace within your soul. Know Kelly and I miss you terribly! You were one of the strongest and most patient people I have ever met. Sympathies to your family and Know you will always be in our hearts!

We love you,
Connie and Kelly Gibson

Andy haug
   Posted Thu August 27, 2020
My thoughts and prayers for friends and families. rest in peace Tonya

Sherry Buchmeier
   Posted Thu August 27, 2020
My heart is that girl so much.. big hugs and prayers to all of you... love you all

Christine Rowley
   Posted Fri August 28, 2020
So sorry to hear, R.I.P. Tonya

Lynn Kobelt
   Posted Fri August 28, 2020
I will miss her sweet presence at Father Dyer. I hope your many wonderful memories will comfort you in this time of loss.

Carol & Les Clarke
   Posted Fri August 28, 2020
Rest in peace Tonya. Your spirit is free!!!!! Our sincere sympathy to Tonya's family.
We met Tonya many many years ago providing transportation for her to attend a medical appointment in Denver. We became friendly and soon Tonya began attending Father Dyer United Methodist Church. We marveled at her "go get it" attitude whizzing around Breckenridge CO to the grocery store, post office, church, Breck Rec Center or anywhere else she needed to go. Even during the harsh Winter months she was out and about. She attended church regularly and we so much enjoyed her being there. She loved her she lived for her cats and they will surely miss her. We were delighted to help get her back home to Iowa to celebrate her mother's 80th birthday just a couple years ago. Tonya, you will be missed and you were loved by many. We truly hope memories of happier times will replace these these recent sad days for her family and friends.
With sympathy, Carol & Les Clarke

   Posted Fri August 28, 2020
Tanya my best friend in Colorado. We did and had some great times together while living there. Love your smile and your spunkness you will be missed. Say hi to Jesus for me and will see u when I get there and catch up. Hugs from Reesia Kresley

Jim & Irene Moyer
   Posted Sat August 29, 2020
Tonya was such a lovely and friendly person. She always wore a smile on her face and she enjoyed fellowship hour at the Father Dyer Church - her presence will be missed. She always loved our visits when we stopped by to drop off groceries. What a special positive person.

May your wonderful memories of her sustain you during this time of grief.
Blessings, Jim & Irene

Thomas Behrens
   Posted Mon August 31, 2020
Rest in Peace Tonya, I got to know Tonya briefly as I recently became her neighbor in Breckenridge. She was welcoming even though she had difficulties getting around. Condolences to her family and friends.

Sandy Davis
   Posted Thu September 03, 2020
Tonya was intrepid, heading out into the north wind to power to the grocery store or home,
Always enjoyed talking about her garden and flowers.
We miss seeing her at Father Dyer.

Carol Christiansen
   Posted Wed September 23, 2020
My heart goes out to Tonya's mom and the rest of her family. Tonya had such a great sense of humor and we shared many laughs. I always teased her about the time I saw her going down the street and had to run and holler behind her because she was going so fast. I'm really going to miss seeing her. Love and Peace to you, Tonya.

Tom Weber
   Posted Wed October 14, 2020
My sincere condolences to the family
Tonya was family to me as well and alot of us Breck folk
Such a happy a kind soul.
Rest in peace friend .

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