Betty Sue (Reeder) Tracy was born in Chicago, IL. She was raised in California and moved to Wichita as a young teenager. Betty attended North High School and worked as a telephone switchboard operator. She graduated with the class of ’53 and married her high school sweetheart, Loren Tracy, that same summer. They were married 69 years. Betty passed away January 27, 2022.
Betty put her heart and soul into raising her three children who she insisted have a well-rounded education including academics, sports and the arts. She was enthusiastically involved with all their activities by volunteering as a Brownie scout leader, Girl Scout leader, Den mother and PTA board member. This active involvement continued with her 10 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren where she seldom missed a sporting event, band concert or theater production.
Betty loved to travel to see new places, and eventually visited six of the seven continents. As an active member of the Wichita Camera Club, she entered and won awards for her photography and was dubbed the family photographer- “whether we wanted our picture taken or not”. However, it is at times like this that we become aware of just how precious those photos are.
Betty, Wife, Mom, Grandma will be sorely missed.
We love you,
Betty Sue Reeder Tracy, 86, passed away on Thursday, January 27, 2022. Memorial service will be at 11:00am, February 19, at Crossroads Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Kansas Veteran's Cemetery in Winfield, Kansas. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, C.C. and Mildred Reeder; son, Loren Tracy II; son-in-law, William Lee Ewing; and grandson, Loren Tracy III. She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Loren Tracy; daughters, Colleen (Craig) Atherton, and Doreen Ewing; brother, Charles C. Reeder; sister-in-law, Diana K. Samuelson; grandchildren, Morgan Tracy (widow of Loren Tracy III), Aubry (Mikey) Rosenberg, Tiffany (Chase) Hiebsch, Alyssa Mosley, Jynae (Kyle) Wilson, Bryce Atherton, Prestyn Atherton, Amber (Joel) Myers, William Lee Ewing II, and Skyler Ewing; and 26 great-grandchildren. A memorial has been established with Our Military Kids. Services by Cozine Memorial Group @ Broadway Mortuary.