Bette Lynette (Farmer) Sand
September 16, 1938 - November 28, 2016
Bette Sand passed away on November 28, 2016, she was 78 years old.
She spent most of her life in the shadows of Heart Mountain and The Big Horns, and was proud to call this valley home. She grew up on her parents (Oscar & Dorothea Farmer) farm northwest of Powell. She loved working with horses and had her own trick pony named â€œTonyâ€ as a young girl. Later in her life she became very passionate about operating equipment and driving the big trucks for her brother Jimmy Farmer.
Bette and her family traveled to and lived in Stavanger, Norway, Aberdeen, Scotland and then Kenai, Alaska before she returned to Wyoming. She lived in Riverton for many years before returning to the Powell area.
As a young girl and woman she was passionate about the game of softball, later she took up darts, and finally she was known to be a poker player with a small group in Powell.
Bette is survived by her brother Jimmy Farmer (Mary Ellen) and nieces Jody, Gail and Margo.
Bette had four children: Scout House, Shawn Sand, Dolli Koerber and Jason Sand. She was blessed with eight grandchildren: Joseph House, Charlotte Merly, Nicole Blackstone, Wayne Heath, Casey Heath, Timothy Koerber, Jonathon Koerber, and Nicholas Koerber. She also had 17 great-grandchildren: Cole Merly, Orion Merly, Gavin Merly, (Nicole #1) Kaelyn, Nicole #2, Elijah, Michael Heath, Sage Heath, Vlad Koerber, Jaxon Koerber, Vincent Heath, Emma Koerber, Willow Koerber (deceased), Nathan Heath, Mackenzie Heath, Lucien Koerber, Lylia Koerber, Jessa Koerber, Emmalee Heath, and Dawson Koerber (due 12-28-2016).
This, her last summer she spent a lot of quality time with her daughter, Dolli Koerber and Brother Jimmy Farmer, traveling around Wyoming, playing â€œtouristâ€ and working on crochet projects for her family heirlooms. Her daughter, Dolli will forever be thankful and blessed to have had this time to share memories, good food and better conversation.
Bette was blessed with many friends, some she cherished for over 60 years.
She was a treasure to those who knew and loved her. Life on earth has certainly been diminished by her passing, yet even Heaven has improved with her presence there. Her final wishes were to go fishing with her mother Dorothea Farmer, and I know that now they are over fishing the streams for the trout they both dearly loved.
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