Betty Ruth (Nelson) Cantrell



(December 21, 1924 - April 22, 2012)


The Douglas Budget
April 25, 2012


Betty Ruth Cantrell

Betty Ruth Cantrell (Nelson) passed away April 22, 2012, at the Powell Valley Care Center after a brief illness.

She was born Dec. 21, 1924, in Lance Creek on a dry land farm where she spent her childhood. She had four sisters and five brothers, as well as two siblings who died in infancy.

She was proceeded in death by her husband Herschel; son Dana Clark Taylor; sisters Olga and Laurine; and brothers Elmer, Lester, Melvin and Fred.

She is survived by her son Russell Taylor of Powell; sisters Romona of New Jersey, Violet of Denver; brother Linden of Torrington; six grandchildren; and a number of geat-grandchildren.

Betty attended stenographer school in Denver before marrying her first husband, Darryl Taylor. They lived a number of locations in Wyoming and Montana while he worked the oil fields and she worked as secretary, bookkeeper, waitress and cook.

Betty remarried Herschel Cantrell in Big Piney, where she lived for many years while Herschel worked the oil rigs. Betty moved to Powell from Big Piney after the death of her second husband. She had been in the care center for the last 16 months following breaking an ankle in her own apartment.

Graveside services will be conducted by the family in Big Piney. No flowers are necessary.

Donations can be made to the Powell Valley Extended Car Center in Powell in her memory.








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