Betty Lou Brown

ALAMOSA — Mrs. Betty Lou Brown passed away on Jan. 23, 2024, leaving behind a legacy filled with warmth, passion, and dedication. Betty was born on April 23, 1935, in the quaint town of Hooper, Colo., where she cultivated a life that was as vibrant and nurturing as the gardens she so lovingly tended.

Betty's journey through life was one marked by an unwavering commitment to her family. A proud graduate of Hooper High School, she carried the lessons of her youth with grace and determination. Her professional path led her to Haynie's Auto Parts, where she honed her skills and dedication. Eventually, Betty's expertise and meticulous nature found a perfect fit as a bookkeeper with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a role she fulfilled with excellence and pride.

Betty's life was a testament to the power of love and support. She saw her family and friends not just as individuals but as extensions of her own heart.

She is survived by her loving daughter Patricia Brown and her son Scott Brown, both of Alamosa, Colo. Her light will continue to shine through her nieces Lori James (Dennis Mills) of Amarillo, Texas, Kay (Clinton) Tamada of Pueblo, Colo., and her nephew Mark (Douda) James of Broomfield, Colo.

Betty was preceded in death by her beloved husband Edwin, her son Robert, her parents Henry and Hazel, her sister Winnabeth James, and her brothers Charles and Keith Schwartz, as well as her brother-in-law K.W. James.

Betty found joy in giving back to her community. She dedicated countless hours volunteering at the Alamosa Senior Center, where she was not just a helper but a cherished friend. Betty's spirit of generosity and compassion was a cornerstone of the center, and her presence there will be deeply missed but fondly remembered.

Betty's zest for life took her on adventures far and wide. She traveled, and explored the majesty of Alaska, the charm of Canada, the allure of California, and the warmth of San Antonio. These trips were more than mere vacations; they were a source of joy and camaraderie, particularly when shared with her close-knit group of friends from the Senior Center.

An outdoor enthusiast, Betty found solace and delight in the embrace of nature. Whether she was perfecting her swing on the golf course, scoring strikes at the bowling alley, or nurturing her garden into a spectacle of color and life, Betty did it all with a sense of passion that was unmistakable. Her gardens were not just a hobby but a canvas for her soul, a place where her love, care, and creativity blossomed for all to see.

Per the families' wishes, a Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be directed to Alamosa Senior Center 92 Colorado Ave. Alamosa, CO 81101.

Rogers Family Mortuary is in the care of arrangements. To leave online condolences, tributes and words of comfort for Betty’s family, please visit