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Betty Weiss, 90 - September 25, 2014

Betty Jacquelyn (Clark) Weiss, 90, of Colorado, originally of Gothenburg, passed away Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at Greeley, CO.
Services and mass will take place at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greeley on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 11:30 a.m. Her ashes will be buried with her husband’s at some point in the future at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell.
Weiss was born at her family home southeast of Gothenburg on Jan. 30, 1924, to James and Sara (Lindberg) Clark. She attended Potter W32 Country School from first through eighth grades, graduating from Gothenburg High School in 1941.
She attended the American School of Business in Omaha and then worked at Gothenburg State Bank until discovering an allergy to the ink found on paper money. She then enjoyed various interesting jobs in McCook, Lincoln and Kansas City.
On June 2, 1952, she was united in marriage to Glen Weiss. To this union, four children were born.
She was primarily a housewife and mother, but as her children grew older, she re-joined the work force and eventually retired from a secretary job at the University of Northern Colorado in 1985. She said her most rewarding job was that of a Head Start teacher when her family spent two years living on the island of Guam, family members said.
Weiss and her husband raised their children on a farm east of Gilcrest, CO, and then moved to Greeley when they retired.
She was a longtime member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Greeley.
?Weiss was well known among family and friends for her love and skills in cooking, sewing, quilting and knitting, according to the family. She authored a family cookbook for both the Clark and Weiss families. She will be remembered by those who knew her well for her warm hospitality, sense of humor, optimistic viewpoint, charismatic personality and dedicated love for her children, grandchildren and her husband of 62 years.
She is preceded in death by: her parents, Jim and Sara Clark; her parents-in-law, Clayton and Mary Weiss; brothers—Roger and Van; her daughter-in-law, Diane Weiss; numerous brothers and sisters-in-law and their spouses.
Survivors include: her husband, Glen; her children and spouses—Michael, Linda, Steven (Susie) and Matthew (Lorri); grandchildren—Patrick, Heather, Lindsey, Brian and Kelsey; step-grandchildren—Brynn and Ian; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Dale Clark (Ardith); brothers and sisters-in-law—Jerry Weiss, Frances Clark, Mary Ann Stinette, Delores Weiss and Kay Weiss; numerous nephews and nieces.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the BrightFocus Foundation for Macular Degeneration research, 22512 Gateway Center Dr., Clarksburg, MD 20871; or the Gothenburg Sun Theatre, P.O. Box 15, Gothenburg, NE, 69138.