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Betty Schlager


Betty Josephine Schlager, 80, passed away June 22, 2017, at Thermopolis Healthcare Center in Thermopolis where she had just moved from her residency at the Wyoming Pioneer Home.

Born January 9, 1937, in Scotts Bluff, Neb., she was one of six children of Henry and Pauline (Lehr) Schrader. Betty Jo attended school in Torrington and graduated from Natrona County High School. On July 30, 1954, she married Jerry W. Schlager in Casper. To this union was born five children.

While in Casper, she was active in 4-H, Red Hat Society and the Sage Glen Extension Club. The family moved to Thermopolis in 1984 where Betty was employed at Andreen's Consignment, Four Winds, then Hazel N Pearls. Active in the community she was a member of Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, working in Ye Olde Shoppe, the Red Hat Society, TOPS, People for People, and delivering Meals on Wheels. She was a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.

Her family recalls her as an excellent seamstress teaching them how to sew. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, crafts and baking. An avid gardener, she also grew beautiful flowers.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry, of Thermopolis; sons, David (Carla) of Thermopolis, John (Shelly) of Worland and Paul (Tim Anderson) of Desert Hot Springs, Calif .; daughter, Vicki (Larry) Allen of Lysite and Laura (Tom) Wirthlin of Casper; brothers, Jack (Sally) Schrader of Torrington, Chuck Schrader and Walter (Connie) Schrader, both of Wheatland; ten grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Stanley; and sister, Patti.

Memorial services will be held Sat., July 1 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.

Memorials may be given in Betty's name to the Hospital Auxiliary, 813 Warren or the Holy Trinity Church, P.O. Box 950, Thermopolis, 82443.

Mortimore Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at


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