Betty Jean Fordice

Born: Sun., Dec. 6, 1925
Died: Fri., Mar. 12, 2010

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Betty Jean Fordice – a life long resident of the Pendleton community passed away Friday, March 12, 2010. She was 84 years old. Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 27, 2010 at the Pendleton Baptist Church, 3202 SW Nye Avenue, Pendleton, OR. Memorial contributions can be made to the Pendleton Baptist Church, Sherwood Elementary School Parent/Teacher Association or to a charity of ones choice, and may be sent in care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, PO Box 489, Pendleton, OR 97801. Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Betty was born December 6, 1925, the 6th of 7 children born to Walter Reimann and Olive Jones Reimann. She attended Pendleton High School and worked for a short time as a waitress at the Oregon Café before marrying Elmer Kenneth Fordice of Pendleton on September 29, 1946. Betty was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker. The couple had three sons. Her sons and grandchildren were her greatest pride and joy. In addition to taking care of family, Betty enjoyed participating in her church, helping with the boys' school activities, cooking and gardening. She was especially known for the large meals she prepared for family gatherings. Betty is survived by her three sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Marnie Fordice of Portland, OR; Clinton and Becky Fordice of Hermiston, OR; and Michael and Susan Fordice of Pendleton, OR; sisters Alice Cardwell and Beulah Chaney and brother Walter "Bud" Reimann, all of Pendleton; 9 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and sisters Elsie Guyll, Viola Gruver and June Reimann.

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Danny & Shirley Eatwell
   Posted Sat March 20, 2010
We are sorry to hear of your loss. Our condolence to you and your family.

Gina & Richard Wicks
   Posted Tue March 23, 2010
Clint, Becky and family, We were so sorry to hear of your loss and hope you can find comfort and peace in the memories your mother has left with you. Our prayers, Gina and Rick

Larry Desler
   Posted Wed March 24, 2010
Sorry to hear of your loss, I remember living around the corner form you guys in the 60's.

T Williams
   Posted Wed March 24, 2010
Offering my sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. Draw close to God in prayer, and the Bible promises that “he himself will sustain you.”—Psalm 55:22. Also a scripture that personally brings me comfort is at Isaiah 25:8.’- He will actually swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will certainly wipe the tears from all faces. And the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for Jehovah himself has spoken it.

Lorie Tholberg
   Posted Wed March 24, 2010
So sorry to hear about your lost, there is alot of memories with our family spending time together when we were younger

Sharron Wart
   Posted Fri March 26, 2010
Thinking of you during this difficult time. She was a wonderful lady and we had many great conversations.

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