Betty Rosa DeHart was born in Richland to Alvin and Rosa Evans in April 16, 1926.
She passed away peacefully at her current residence Quail Hollow, on Sept. 28, 2004.
Memorial services were held Monday, Oct. 4, 11 a.m. at Northwest United Protestant Church.
Interment followed in sunset Memorial Gardens.
She graduated from Eagle Valley High School and moved to Portland to work as a telegraph operator.
She then moved to Oakland, Calif., where she met her future husband.
She married Lloyd DeHart on Sept. 3, 1946. They moved to Richland, Wash., in 1947.
She was employed by General Electric for several years.
Lloyd and Betty were active in Cub Scouting and leading a youth group at their church NWUP.
They also enjoyed square dancing and in their retirement years they did a lot of traveling in their 5th wheeler. They visited most of the capitols of the continental USA cities.
Betty also enjoyed being a part of a women’s bowling team, was president of the National Women’s ASCET group and was noble grand of the Rebekah Lodge.
She was an avid scrabble player, and enjoyed playing pinochle and other card games with her family. She enjoyed stamp collecting and collecting matchbook covers and was able to attend several national conventions.
Betty is survived by two sisters, Elma and Sid Ziegler, Richland and Wilma and Vernon Lathrop, Pendleton; three children, Allen and Linda DeHart, Kennewick, Wash., Cindy and Gordie Adkins, Omak, Wash., and Patty and Steve Thompson, Richland; 10 grandchildren, Erik, Kris and Kevin DeHart, Kennewick, Wash., Mike and Crista DeHart, Spokane, Wash., Laura Shiflett, Kennewick, Wash., Dan Schertz, Texas, Christine and Marty Robinson, Kennewick, Wash., Jason and Danielle Thompson, Richland, Jennifer and Steve Kasparek, Mesa, Az., and Stephanie Thompson, Richland; eight great-grandchildren, Gregory DeHart, Tony downey, Kaitlin and Kimberly shiflett, Kylie and Caleb Thompson, and Cole and Tori Kasparek.
Her parents, her husband and two grandchildren preceded her in death.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice House, 2108 W. Entiat Ave., Kennewick, WA 99336.
You may also express your thoughts in the online guest book at www.einansfuneralhome.com under the obituary section.
Used with permission from: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, October, 2004
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor