Betty Carol Bishop died June 23, 2012 at Sheridan Manor, Sheridan, Wyoming.
Betty Carol was born January 10, 1929, in San Antonio, Texas, to Charles Byron and Celeste Emily (Briscoe) Wolfe. Following a divorce, Celeste married Joseph Andrew "Ike" Ikard, who Betty would call "Daddy." Betty, with her older sister, Mary Lee, and younger sisters Rachel and Anna Drew, kept the Ikard household hopping.
Betty Carol attended eight different schools, in OK, NM, SD, and WY, as Ike moved in search of better oil strikes. He would bring the first big rig, a National 50, to Wyoming for Manning and Martin. Betty graduated from NCHS in Casper, WY, and attended one year at Casper College. She then was hired by Standard Oil of Ohio, as a secretary, a job she loved.
In 1946, Betty met Jim Bishop, the son of a prominent stockman from Campbell County, WY. In 1948, Betty and Jim married, and moved to the Bishop Ranch on the Belle Fourche River, where they raised two sons and a daughter.
In 1962, Jim and Betty moved their family into Gillette for easier access to middle and high school. Betty was very active in the community, but especially so within the Episcopal Church. She loved to entertain and her card parties were ongoing. Also, she enjoyed bowling, golfing, and traveling, but the majority of her time was directed toward raising her children.
In 1973, Betty Carol and Jim were divorced. She moved to San Diego, CA, where she became deeply involved in the teachings of the church of Religious Science.
Betty married Joe Zebrowski in 1977. They later divorced.
In 1988, Betty moved back to Gillette, WY, and spent her years surrounded by treasured friends and family, often traveling around the country staying in touch with those she loved.
Betty is survived by her two sons, Blair (Tami) Bishop, Boyd (Bridget) Bishop, all of Rozet, WY, daughter Lindy Carol (Bob) Kenagy of Ozark, MO, five grandchildren, two sisters, Mary Lee Orduno of Las Vegas, NV , Rachel Galli of Reno, NV, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Anna Drew (Bob) Agatston, of Dallas, TX.
In lieu of a memorial service, at Betty’s request, there will be a family oceanside service, in CA. The family would greatly appreciate it if you would share a good memory of Betty with a friend.
Online condolences may be written at www.kanefuneral.com.
Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.