Almont summer resident Betty Jane (Hill) Morrow died Sunday, April 26 at her home in Lakewood, Colo., at the age of 101. Betty was born on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 1919, in Pueblo, Colo., to Hugh J. Hill and Mary Ethel (Mamie) Watson Hill. The family had spent the summer at the Watson ranch at Wetmore but had postponed return to their home in Decatur, Ill., because of the Spanish flu epidemic until after Betty’s birth. Betty moved to Gunnison in 1934 from Decatur with her parents and her two sisters Mary Edith (aka Punch) and Elizabeth (aka Kick). They lived in the brown log home on the corner of Wisconsin and Gothic. Betty graduated from Gunnison High School in 1936 and she attended Western State College. When WWII began, Betty and her sister Kick went to work for the telephone company (AT&T) in Gunnison. Betty ran the business offi ce and her sister was the Chief Operator. Betty continued to work for Ma Bell, as she called it, until 1958 at which time she lived in Lakewood. She retired to take care of her mother. Betty had married Ward A. Morrow of Crested Butte in 1947. Ward returned from service and joined the Colorado Courtesy Patrol, which was to become the Colorado State Patrol. They lived within many Colorado communities as he was promoted within the State Patrol. Ward retired from the Patrol with rank of Captain in 1975. Betty and Ward built a summer home on East River Lane, Almont, in 1972 and this became a very special place for them to enjoy trout fi shing, day trips and the peace and quiet of East River. After Ward’s death in 1988, Betty continued to come for summers and the magnifi cent falls in Almont where she enjoyed playing bridge and visits with friends and family. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Donald W. Hill, her sisters Mary Edith McManus and Elizabeth Morgan. She is survived by nephews Parker Hugh McManus (Paula Reese) of Pahrump, Nev., Donald W. Hill (Betty Sutton) of Fernandina Beach, Fla., and nieces Meredith McManus of Gunnison, Colo., Molly Morgan and Melissa Morgan Engelbrecht (Andy Engelbrecht) of Red Bluff , Calif. Per her wishes, cremation has taken place and internment will be at Ft. Logan National Cemetery in Denver. No services will be held.