Elizabeth “Betty” Dorothea Eichler Grim, 95, died Feb. 16, 2008, at St. Elizabeth’s Health Services.
Memorial Services will be Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Coles Funeral Home. Pastor Lennie Spooner of the Baker City Church of the Nazarene will officiate.
Betty was born Aug. 7, 1912, in Laurel, Montana to George Phillip and Dortless Elize Hoffmann Eichler.
She was the second of seven children and raised in Laurel and Fromberg, Montana. She attended high school and nurses training (at St. Vincent’s) in Billings, Mont. She did advanced training at John Hopkins in Baltimore, Md. Upon graduation she accepted a position as governess with the Stiver family in Butte, Mont.
She met Samuel “Sam” Henry Grim Jr. at the Rose Gardens (a dance pavilion) in 1937. They were married on May 27, 1939 in Billings, Mont. They began their married life together in Republic, Washington. Betty worked many years at a maternity hospital, the Red Cross, and private duty nursing. She and Sam raised their family in Portland, Ore., Spokane, Washington, Billings and Butte Montana, Walla Walla, Wash., and Halfway, Ore. In 1961 they moved back to Portland, Ore., where they remained until August 2000 when they moved to Baker City, Ore.
She was a member of the Lutheran Church. She was very active in the PTA while raising her girls. Also active in the community chest.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband Sam on Sept. 6, 2000, her parents, two infant sons, three sisters, Katherine Ballard, Mary Flynn and Lydia Albrecht, brother Henry Eichler, and son-in-law Donald Hamilton.
She is survived by her daughters Joanne Grim of Baker City and Janice Hamilton of Wellington, Utah. Sisters Freda Corbett of San Francisco, Calif., and Amelia Porter of Mayville, Mi.; grandson’s and their wives: Donald Samuel and Jeri Kaye Hamilton of Moab, Utah, Daniel Lawrence and Melissa Hamilton of Price, Utah; great grandson: Jayden Daniel and great granddaughters Emilyann and Ellianna Hamilton of Price, Utah; mutually adopted son and his wife Ralph and Cathee Mowett of Gresham, Ore., two nephews, and eight nieces, sister-in-law Edith Walsh of Seattle, Wash., and Velma Herdlick of Halfway, Ore.
Special thanks to Fred and Linda Foesterling for all their care and help.
Contributions in Betty’s name may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children in care of Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place Street, Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, February 21, 2008
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor