Carmaleta Moore, age 80, died Monday, June 25, 2018, at Kearny County Hospital in Lakin, Kansas. She was born October 4, 1937, in rural Stevens County, Kansas, the daughter of Kenneth L. and Goldie (Cobb) Betsworth.
Carmaleta grew up in Hugoton and lived her early years in Stevens County and graduated from Hugoton High School in 1955. She married Robert E. Moore on October 5, 1955, in Hugoton; and subsequently resided in northeast Stanton County. After raising her family, Carmaleta put herself through nursing school at Garden City Community College; graduating in 1979 with an Associate Degree in Nursing. Carmaleta was a Registered Nurse for 35 years at Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital in Ulysses. She also worked at Stanton County Hospital in Johnson, and Stevens County Medical Clinic in Hugoton. She retired in 2010, after working in the medical field for 38 years. Carmaleta loved reading, working, and her pet dogs.
She is survived by her children, Troy Moore and wife Carol of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Gayle Moore of Johnson, Kansas, and Beth Moore of Cypress, Texas; siblings, Evelyn McBride of Hugoton, Kansas, Ronald Betsworth of San Diego, California, Geraldine “Gerry” Bradford of Lufkin, Texas, Sharon Barker and husband William of Fargo, North Dakota, Doug Betsworth and wife Teri of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, and Lindsay Betsworth and wife Colleen of Flower Mound, Texas.
Carmaleta is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert in 1997; and brothers-in-law, Bobby McBride and Larry Bradford.
Memorial service will be Saturday, July 7, 2018, at 10:00 AM at Shelton Memorial Christian Church in Ulysses with The Reverend Rita Stockton officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Garden City Community College Endowment Association in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave, Ulysses, KS 67880.