Memorial services for former Gillette resident Betty Louise Rhoads, 83, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Harold Jarrard Park in Kaycee.
Cremation has taken place at Kane Funeral Home in Sheridan.
Lunch will be served for family and friends at the Country Inn in Kaycee immediately following the service.
Mrs. Rhoads died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper.
She was born July 28, 1929, to James Otis and Anna Mabel Edwards in Lawver on the family homestead. She was raised and went to school there. She was the sixth of eight children.
She married Bud Rhoads in Hardin, Mont., on their way to the sale barn with a load of cows.
She was a waitress for many years, starting out in Gillette. She and her husband owned the Cowboy Kitchen in Kaycee. They sold it and then she worked at the Country Inn until ill health forced her to retire at age 80.
Mrs. Rhoads loved working in her yard and gardening. She also was an avid collector of little Indian dolls. She especially loved Christmas Eve when all of her kids and grandkids could be there. She made delicious oyster stew and the best chicken and homemade noodles.
She is survived by son, Dan Rhoads; daughters Leanna Taylor, Peggy LeDoux; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and one brother.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, three sisters, her husband and one son-in-law.
Memorials to honor her can be made to the Chris LeDoux Foundation, P.O. Box 51, Kaycee, WY 82639.
Online condolences may be written at www.kanefuneral.com or attached to the obituary at www.gillettenewsrecord.com.