Betty E. Sebes

Betty E. Sebes, 71, passed away Oct. 29 at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center in Salida. She was born Aug. 21, 1950 in Montrose, the daughter of Floyd and Dorothy Buus Thatcher.

On April 2, 1977 she married Melvin D. Sebes in Dodge City, Kansas. Long-time area residents of Dodge City, the couple moved to Leadville in 1992.

In Leadville, Sebes worked as a medical record technician for Vail Valley Medical Center and St. Vincent Hospital.

Sebes was a member of Mountain Crest Baptist Church and Ladies Auxiliary Veterans of Foreign Wars, both of Leadville. She enjoyed quilting, riding motorcycles, gardening, hunting and camping with her family.

Sebes was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Bob Thatcher and her sister Diana Thatcher.

Sebes is survived by her husband Melvin, her son Mark (Liz) Sebes of Penrose, her sister Dorothy See of Nevada, and her one grandson, Oliver Sebes.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 4 at the Hanston Mennonite Cemetery in Hanston, Kansas with Ronnie Ruff presiding. Visitation was held Wednesday at Beckwith Funeral Home in Jetmore, Kansas.

Memorials may be given to Mountain Crest Baptist Church in care of Beckwith Funeral Home, Box 663, Jetmore, KS 67854.  Condolences may be left at