BettyLou (Powers) Bronson, 74, passed away peacefully at her home in Evanston on Friday, May 21. She was born to Bert and Betty (Fackrell) Powers in Rock Springs, on Oct. 7, 1946.
BettyLou grew up on the family ranch in Lyman with an older sister and two younger brothers. Losing both her parents at an early age, she helped to raise her younger brothers.
Waiting tables and helping at her grandma’s bar in Lyman, she developed her skills and talents as a bartender and waitress. She married Richard (Dick) Anson and to this union were born three children: Tony, Monica and Vicki. They later divorced.
BettyLou married Jake Bronson. They enjoyed adventures in Arizona and Idaho. Eventually, she returned to Fort Bridger and then moved to Evanston, where she reacquainted with friends and acquired many new ones.
Mom never met a stranger, and she made friends wherever she was. People drove many miles to have one of her “famous bloody Marys.” She enjoyed cooking for a crowd, and Veterans Day ham and beans always drew her favorite group. She knew how you liked your eggs cooked and how you liked your whiskey.
She loved shooting darts and played an admirable pool game. She enjoyed planting flowers and had an enviable green thumb. She liked betting on the horses: “Always bet grays on the rainy day.” She was set in her way and wouldn’t mind telling you that. She could be as ornery as they come but she could also be a bundle of fun.
BettyLou is preceded in death by her parents; sister, LaDene Meeks; brother, Rhett Powers; and daughter, Monica (Anson) Streeter.
She is survived by her brother, Kelly (Martha) Powers; brother-in-law, Blaine Meeks; son, Tony (Angie) Anson; daughter, Vicki (Jeff Hortin) Wallace; five grandchildren: Hannah (Spencer) Gustafson, Kelsie Anson, Ben (Lindsey) Anson, Alexis Wallace and Sarah Streeter; and one great-grandchild, Ingrid Pearlynn Gustafson.
At her request, no formal service is planned. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Crandall Funeral Home.
Come join the family and friends with a plate of food, a beer and a shot or two at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 30, at the ranch located at 954 County Road 243, Lyman.