Betty Jean Whitman


Nov. 12, 1942 – April 3, 2020

Betty Jean Whitman, 77, of Big Piney, passed away Friday, April 3, at St. John’s Medical Center in Jackson. Betty was born Nov.12, 1942, in Lander, to Wood- row and Cleo Von Bieker where she grew up and grad- uated from Fremont County Vocational High School in 1961. Betty was an avid lover of horses and she cared for others in her job as an EMT for many years

in Lander.
She is survived by her husband Ward Whitman of

Big Piney; three children Gary (Alena) Naab of Au- rora, Neb., Greg (Dayna) Naab of Alpine, and Christina Codneys of Casper; sister Celia Askeland of Greeley, Colo.; step-children Erie Whitman, Holly Lassiter, Heather Turpin, Grant Whitman, Gail Whitman and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, one sister and two sons.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic no public services will be planned at this time. She will be laid to rest in the Viola Cemetery in LaBarge and a celebration of life service will be conducted in the future.

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