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Charles and Hattie Gorbet

Edwin Gorbet family

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Charles Edwin Gorbet and his bus--the Blue Line Special which ran from Denver to Salt Lake City and Los Angeles. photo courtesy of Linda Hay


May Welton, beloved Mom and Grandma passed away March 25, 2013 at the Wray Community Hospital.
Nettie May was born June 15, 1929 to Charles and Hattie Gorbet on the Brown farm North of Wray.  She spent her childhood in California and graduated from Gardena High School in Gardena, California, before moving to a farm East of Laird with her parents.
In 1951 Nettie May married Troil Welton and became not only a bride but a Mom to Helen 13 and David 10.  She remained at the Wheatridge Farm until 1995 when she and Troil moved to a home in Wray, Colorado.
Nettie May was not just a housewife and Mom , but was very active in Welton’s Auction Service, Dry Willow Healthy Livestock 4-H Club, and the Beecher Island Sunday School.  After moving to Wray she became very active in the Senior Community Center.  To friends she could be described as a very loving ad caring person.  To her family she could be described as the best Mom and Grandma anyone could possibly have.  She loved her kids and grandkids as much as any real Mother could and we were all very blessed she chose us.
She was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Hattie Gorbet, her husband Troil, her daughter Helen Wilson, granddaughter Pamala Stone, and great granddaughter Laura Cunningham.
She is survived by son David, five grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and three grear great  grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, and friends.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 31, 2013 at the Beecher Island Sunday School with Ralph Walchle and rev. Harold Jackson officiating.
Burial was at Grandview Cemetary in Wray. Spellman-Schmidt Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Beecher Island Sunday School. Spellman-Schmidt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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