Bear Creek Canyon resident Betty Marvin Sherer Anderson was the daughter of Grace Field Marvin and John Reginald Marvin, who also were residents of Bear Creek Canyon for many years.
Born Nov. 6, 1913, in Evanston, Ill., Betty was the granddaughter of E.B. Field, whose Evergreen home became the main building of the present-day Highland Haven Creekside Inn. Betty was christened before her first birthday at Church of the Transfiguration in Evergreen, attended schools “back East,” and graduated with a degree in early-childhood education from Wheelock College near Fenway Park in Boston, Mass.
Married to Milton Sherer in 1935, Betty and her husband and their three children moved to Kittredge from eastern Pennsylvania in 1953, and became owners of Kittredge Log Cabins. As a teacher and staff member of the Jefferson County public school system, Betty also looked after her boarders and enjoyed horseback riding with her mother and daughters. A few years after the untimely death of her first husband, Betty married J.R. “Andy” Anderson, also of Kittredge. Her children all graduated from Evergreen High School.
After Andy retired from Dow Chemical in Golden, the Andersons moved to Delta and enjoyed 200-mile views from their mesa-top home along a major duck migration flyway. In their trademark “Beaver” RV, the couple and their intrepid Tonkinese cat, Mitsy, visited family and friends along the Eastern Slope and traveled around the country.
In 1999, Betty and Andy moved to Rocky Mountain Estates in Evergreen, where they lived until moving to Littleton’s MorningStar Senior Living last year. Andy passed away in February, and Betty and her devoted Mitsy carried on until Betty’s passing on Monday, Nov. 2.
Betty’s loving family includes her son and former Evergreen Fire Chief Dan Sherer of Sedalia and his family; Libby Schneider of Littleton and her family; and Nancy Hladik of Pine Grove Ranch, Kittredge, and her family.
A service will be held Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Church of the Transfiguration at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations in Betty’s memory be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, www.alzfdn.org.