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Betty Leone Hudspeth

Betty Leone Hudspeth, 91, of Lander, Wyoming passed away on April 1, 2016. Funeral Services will be held 1:00pm, Friday, April 8th at the Chapel of Mount Hope, Hudson's Funeral Home in Lander; a visitation will be held from 12:00pm-1:00pm prior to the Funeral Service. Burial to follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Lander. Betty Leone Hudspeth was born in Red Canyon, Wyoming, on May 24, 1924. She was the seventh child born to pioneer parents Archibald Clarence "Dutch" Appleby and Leone Laird Appleby. Betty attended school at Red Canyon and Fremont County Vocational High School. After graduating Betty went to work for AT&T phone company for many years. She married Henry "Hank" Hudspeth, a contractor, in Lander. They later became partners with Warren Majors and were involved in the uranium mining business. Together they were avid rock hounds. Hank passed away while hunting jade on Sweetwater River. They had been happily married for over 50 years. Betty loved visiting with people, playing cards with family, and going out to the casinos to try her luck. She was active in the F.C.V.H.S. Alumni Association as record keeper for many years. Betty is survived by stepdaughter, Marjorie Hudspeth LeClair and husband, John of Arizona and their three children; step grandchildren Patrick Hudspeth and Christine Wilcox; nephews Jack C Appleby, DeWayne Appleby, Gary "Jake" Appleby, and Don Jacks; nieces Cindy Thompson, Meg Simpson, Cathy Janish, Beth Weyer; and sister-in-law Margaret Appleby. Betty was preceded in death by her parents; husband; stepson Henry "Hank" Hudspeth, Jr.; sisters Lillian, Clara Reynolds, Eva Scoggan, and May Wenger; brothers Edward, Kenneth, and James "Jack"; nephews Gordon Darlington, Edward Appleby; and niece Barbara Meyers. Memorial gifts, in Betty’s name, may be given to the Fremont County Pioneer Association #county10 #obits