Obit: Calcote, Betty A. (1933 – 2018)


Surnames: Calcote, Dudansky, Buckingham, Gonzales, Hoover, Netser, Humplby, Ellis, Gaade, Wald, Graski

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 05 Dec 2018

Calcote, Betty A. (27 APR 1933 – 1 DEC 2018)

Betty A. Calcote, 85, longtime resident of this area [Iowa], died Saturday, December 1, 2018, in the home she shared with her daughter Judy. Betty had been suffering a long-term lung illness following breast cancer.
Funeral services were held 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service, with burial at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Iowa City. Visitation was Just prior to the services and also during a luncheon following the services. To share a thought, memory or condolence with her family please visit the funeral home website at
Betty Ann Dudansky was born April 27, 1933, in Thorp, Wisconsin, the daughter of William and Leora Dudansky. Growing up in Thorp, she attended and graduated from high school there in 1951. On December 4, 1955, she married Gerald Calcote in Los Angeles, CA. She and her family have resided in Iowa for many years, living in Clinton where they owned and operated the Boot Wagon Shoe Store until their divorce in 1974. She and the four children then moved to Iowa City where she worked at the University of Iowa Hospital as a housekeeper in the Children's Department until her retirement in July of k 1992. Betty loved intermixing with the children and to this I day still received many Christmas Cards from families that came to know and love her over the years.

Betty enjoyed life to its fullest, her family, friends including longtime companion John Buckingham. She and John loved dancing and going to many places in the area just to "check it out". Going to the casinos was also a great past time.

Her family includes her children: Robin Gonzales & (Tony), Judy Terry (Dan Hoover), Mark Calcote (Janice) and Scott Calcote (Cindy); grandchildren: Kimberly Calcote, Jake Calcote, Marie Netser, Ashley Humplby,
Zachary Ellis, Scott Gaade (Theresa); Betty's siblings: Florence Wald, Leora Graski, and Geraldine Dudansky.



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