Bette L Vote, 76, of Las Cruces, N.M.


Bette L Vote, a high school English teacher all of her professional life, died April 27, 2020, at Mesilla Valley Hospice in Las Cruces, New Mexico, at the age of 76.

Born in Williston, North Dakota, on January 8, 1944, Bette was the second daughter of Harry and Dolly Vote.  She graduated from Huron High School in 1962, and from the University of Northern Colorado in 1966.

For more than thirty years Bette taught English, speech, and journalism, first in Morenci and then in Wickenburg, both in Arizona.  Upon her retirement she moved to Las Cruces in 2003.

Bette was preceded in death by her parents; and by an infant nephew.  Survivors include a sister, Patricia Dunham (Donald) of St. Augustine, Fla.; a niece, Anne Danehy (Michael) of Bath, Maine; a nephew, David (Rossana) Dunham of Merritt Island, Fla.; and three great-nephews.

Burial will occur later in the year in Springfield, Minnesota.
Getz Funeral Home was in charge in Las Cruces.

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