Betty J. Abriani passed away on Dec 27, 2022 at the age of 63. She was born on October 18, 1959 in Evanston, Wyoming and was the youngest of twelve children. On May 12, 1986 she married Bill Abriani. They had two daughters, Cheryl, and Crystal. She lived out her life in the small town of Kemmerer Wyoming.
Betty was known for her athleticism in high school. She played varsity basketball starting her freshman year of high school and she later was offered a scholarship to play at Pocatello. Instead, she chose to work with her dad at the Utah Power & Light company in Kemmerer, Wyoming. Her love for the game continued as she raised her two daughters, always supporting and pushing them to do better.
After high school, Betty began working at Skull Point Mine and continued working there when it was acquired by the P&M Kemmerer Mine. She drove haul trucks and took pride in her job. She made lots of friends throughout the 29 years of working at the mine.
Betty loved her family and friends. She always put people’s needs ahead of her own. No questions asked, no repayment needed. If you needed a place to go or someone to talk to, she would always be there to be your friend regardless of your situation.
She enjoyed going to family gatherings, camping, and taking rides in the mountains. Betty was very outgoing and made friends easily, she never hesitated in traveling to see her friends or spend hours talking to them on the phone. In addition to her family and friends, she also loved her pets and would take them with her everywhere she went.
Betty was proceeded in death by her parents, Pete, and Mary Gomez. Her siblings Larry, Shirley, Orlando, Virgil, Mary, and Pete.
Betty is survived by her daughters, Cheryl and Crystal Abriani. Her brothers Pete, Johnny, Leroy, and Danny Gomez, and her sister, Lillian Kampman.