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Betty Carlene Coglon

October 23, 1939 — May 13, 2010

Betty Carlene Coglon, the daughter of Douglas and Lola Maye Golaway Landrum, was born October 23, 1939, in Clovis, New Mexico and died May 13, 2010, at the Atlantic Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Atlantic, Iowa at the age of 70 years, 6 months, and 20 days.
Betty accepted Christ in her heart at the age of five. She attended school in Texaco, New Mexico and Farwell, Texas.
On February 1, 1957, she was united in marriage to Delbert C. Coglon in Clovis, New Mexico. Five children were born to this union. They lived in Texaco, NM and Farwell, TX until Delbert was honorably discharged from the U.S. Air Force. They moved to Anita, Iowa where they started farming. They later farmed in the Audubon, Iowa area for several years. During this time Betty not only helped Delbert farm, but was also a homemaker helping to raise their family. They again farmed in the Anita area before purchasing their farm northeast of Exira, Iowa in 1967. They raised row crops and also milked dairy cattle. While they continued to farm, Betty was employed as a cook at the Valley Caf for several years. Then later they purchased and operated Bettys Caf and Delberts Lounge in Brayton, Iowa. They sold the businesses in the late 1980s and concentrated on farming. Betty then was employed at Jumbo Jacks where she assembled cook books. Delbert died April 8, 1999. Betty lived on the farm for a short time before moving into Exira. Betty continued to work at Jumbo Jacks until she was forced to retire following her accident in late 2009.
Preceding her in death in addition to her husband Delbert; were her parents: Douglas and Lola Maye Landrum; her Father-in-law and Mother-in-law: Howard and Velma Coglon; and her sister-in-law: Nancy Van Lent.
Survivors include her children: Deb and husband Roger Sorensen of Exira, Iowa, Sharon and husband Rick Anderson of Brayton, Iowa, Linda and husband Jim Switzer of Audubon, Iowa, Pamela Paulsen and Bill Cunz of Spokane, Washington, Mitchell and wife Jessica Coglon of Bells, Texas; her grandchildren: Thomas Sorensen of Ankeny, Iowa, Andrea Jo Sorensen of Exira, Iowa, Amber Anderson of Walnut, Iowa, Crystal Juhl of Denver, Colorado, Brandan Juhl of Iowa City, Iowa, Tyler Paulsen and Nicholas Paulsen both of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Tristan Coglon and Trevor Coglon both of Bells, Texas; her great granddaughter: Kaitlynn Botsford of Denver, Colorado; her brothers and sisters: Colene Lane of Farwell, Texas, Champ Landrum of Lubbock, Texas, Jack and wife Becky Landrum, Kay Landrum, Jerry and wife Lorena Landrum all of Farwell, Cindy and husband David Long of Pikesville, North Carolina; her brothers-in-law: Darrel and wife Diane of Georgia, Joe Van Lent of Des Moines, Iowa; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Honorary casket bearers will be her grandchildren: Thomas Sorensen, Andrea Jo Sorensen, Amber Anderson, Crystal Juhl, Brandan Juhl, Tyler Paulsen, Nicholas Paulsen, Tristan Coglon, and Trevor Coglon.

A memorial fund has been set up at Landmands National Bank in Audubon, Iowa to accept memorials.

Inurnment will be in the Exira Cemetery in Exira, Iowa

There will be no visitation prior to the Celebration of Life Memorial Service at the Exira Cemetery.

The Celebration Of Life Graveside Services will be conducted by Jerry Landrum on Monday, May 17, 2010, at 1:00 P.M. at the Exira Cemetery in Exira, Iowa.

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