Betty Elizabeth Hoke
1932 - 2021



July 22, 1932

July 18, 2021

Betty Elizabeth Hoke, 88, of Brighton, Colorado, formerly of Colorado Springs, Colorado, passed away on July 18, 2021.

Betty Elizabeth Sheriff was born July 22, 1932 to Clarence Earl Sheriff and Emma Margretta Hoffman Sheriff in RD 2 McClure, Pennsylvania. She joined siblings Chip, Ruth and John on the family farm. Eventually Betty moved to Harrisburg and worked as a secretary at the capitol. Betty met George Hoke on the day after Christmas in 1956. Betty and George eloped and got married in Winchester, Virginia on April 12, 1958. Betty and George worked at the Naval Supply Depot in Mechanicsburg, PA. In August 1965, we moved to Colorado Springs.

Betty worked as a secretary and retired from Compassion International in 1992.

In May 2009, Betty and George sold their house and moved into The Inn at Garden Plaza. On July 5, 2011 they moved into Assisted Living at Sterling House (now Brookdale) in Brighton to be closer to Brenda. George needed help with everything and Betty needed help with George. George died one month later on August 2, 2011. By the end of that month, Betty moved in with Brenda where they enjoyed their time together. Betty passed away at Avamere Care Center on July 18, 2021 with Brenda at her side.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, George E. Hoke, parents, Earl and Emma Sheriff; two brothers and a sister: Clarence "Chip" Sheriff, John Sheriff and Ruth Clokey. A niece, Doris Jean Sheriff, and a nephew, Daniel Jay Sheriff also passed away in the last twenty years.

Betty is survived by her daughter Brenda K. Hoke and four nephews: William E. "Bill" Clokey, John R. "Bobby" Clokey, Jr., Dr. Dennis E. Sheriff and Timothy Sheriff and two nieces: Jean Foltz and Marlene Pierce.

A visitation and funeral service will be held Tuesday morning at Zion Congregational Church, Brighton, CO. Burial will take place at Memorial Gardens in Colorado Springs, on Tuesday, at 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Betty's name to: The Women's Ministry at Zion Congregational Church, 401 South 27th Avenue, Brighton, CO 80601 or The Eagle View Adult Center, 1150 Prairie Center Parkway, Brighton, CO 80601.

Published by The Denver Gazette from Jul. 23 to Jul. 25, 2021.
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