Beth Ann Wells

December 31, 1938 – June 4, 2024


TORRINGTON –A celebration of life for Beth Ann Wells, 85, will be held 10 a.m. Saturday June 8, 2024, at the Colyer Funeral Home Chapel with Rod Wagner officiating. Beth Ann passed away peacefully June 4, 2024, at Torrington Community Hospital surrounded by her loving family and cremation has taken place. Arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home and condolences may be sent to

Beth Ann was born on December 31, 1938, to Vernon I. and Katheryn (Emery) Clemens of Yoder. She grew up on a farm near Yoder along with her brothers, Bob, and Jack. She graduated from Yoder High School in 1956, and went on to attend Goshen County Community College, where she met her husband. She and Russell Wells married on March 27, 1959. Beth Ann and Russell found great joy in their farming and ranching lifestyle across the Goshen County area. They also owned and operated Quality Construction, a dirt work and road construction business. Beth Ann and Janet Wagner (sister-in-law) also opened a café called Wag-Wells, which operated out of Torrington by the sale barn. When she wasn’t bookkeeping for the family businesses, Beth Ann enjoyed spending time at the couple’s cabin near Esterbrook playing Liar’s Dice with her family. She also loved occasional trips to Deadwood, where she often won. With each special memory, Beth Ann was always accompanied by her beloved 4-legged companions. Beth Ann was known for her kind heart, sense of humor, and great love for her family. She will be dearly missed and remembered by a host of family and friends, including: husband of 65 years, Russell Wells; son, Joseph (Cindy) Wells of Lingle; daughter, Cindy (Keith) Gibbs of Lingle; grandchildren Crystal (Adam) Albers; Jacob (Lacey) Wells; Amy (Dustin) Haas; Hannah (Austin) Olson; and Heather (Henry) Rawlings; as well as six (nearly seven) great-grandchildren: Autumn, Logan, Colt, Holden, Reece, Flora, and (Baby Rawlings-to-be).