January 4, 1924 ~ April 18, 2019

Born in: Omaha, NE
Resided in: Thornton,

Betty “Boop” Lemon

Rest in Peace, Mom.

Betty Lemon, 95, a long-time resident of Littleton, CO, passed away Thursday, the 18th of April, 2019, at Arcadia Glenn Assisted Living in Thornton, and is preceded in death by her husband, Ralph and her son Charles.

Born in 1924 in Omaha, NE, Betty attended Rosary College in Chicago, majoring in English, furthering a lifetime love of reading and writing poetry. She later moved to Sun Valley, ID, where she initially worked in ticket sales for United Airlines and Union Pacific Railroad. In a career shift, she took a position as a dance instructor for Arthur Murray Dance, as a model for Kodak, and as a clerk at the gift shop inside ‘The Lodge at Sun Valley’, where she met and fell in love with her future husband, Ralph. They had five children together, and settled in Littleton, Colorado to raise their family, and enjoy the many outdoor sports and activities.

Betty loved people, as much as people loved her, and was thoughtful and giving with everyone she knew, making new acquaintances feel like lifetime friends. She loved good food, entertaining, being with family and friends, and had a wonderful smile and sense of humor, and a youthful spirit that could light up any room.

She is survived by her four children, Kate, Mark, Deborah and Rick, as well as eleven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren, all of whom live in Colorado, and brought immense joy to her life.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to:

The Alzheimer’s Association

225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601




Family will be making an announcement for a memorial picnic in the near future.

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Memories Timeline


  1. To a wonderful and strong woman I always admired and looked up to. Aunt Betty, no one had a bigger heart. I will miss you so much.

  2. Betty was a sweet, sweet woman and was like a Mom to me when I really needed one. She was truly a lovely person. My condolences to all of her loved ones.


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