Betty Woodson Vannatta, 65, of Casa Grande, Ariz., formerly of New London, died March 3, 2013, in Casa Grande.
Survivors include her husband of 22 years, Don Vannatta; her mother, Lola Nye; daughters Lori Shannon, Pam Jones, Tanya Dauma and Kim Mierer; sons Gary Woodson and Michael Vannatta; one brother, Jeff Nye; 18 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband Wayne Woodson; Grandma Alice Burke; father, James Nye; daughter, Penny Durant; grandsons, Derrick Cunningham and Christopher McIntosh; a special son, Ronald Beede.
Betty’s legacy will live on in her family, whom she loved more than life. She was a very outgoing and fun-loving person, which made her job as an activity director/general manager for Western Horizons RV Resort such a natural fit. She earned the nickname Sunshine from her sunny and bright disposition.
She could always bring a smile to anyone. Words cannot describe the love that Betty had in her heart for everyone she has ever met and she will be truly missed by all.
A celebration of her life will take place in Missouri at a later date.
Donations may be made to the Precious Moments Chapel in Carthage, Mo.