Betty J. Lyon

Born: Tue., Sep. 6, 1932
Died: Wed., Sep. 21, 2011

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Betty J. Lyon - a resident of Pilot Rock, died Wednesday, September 21, 2011 in a Walla Walla, Washington care facility. She was 79 years old. Graveside funeral services will begin at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, September 28, 2011, and will be in the Pilot Rock Cemetery, Pilot Rock, Oregon. Please join the family following the service for a potluck luncheon at the Pilot Rock Community Center. Memorials in her memory may be directed to the Pilot Rock Food Pantry, and may be sent care of the Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, P.O. Box 489, Pendleton, Oregon 97801. You may sign the online register book or send condolences online at www.burnsmortuary.com Mrs. Lyon was born September 6, 1932 in Spokane, Washington. She was the daughter of Karl and Lena Tiede Fritz. She lived in Idaho until the age of 12, when she came to the Pilot Rock area. She attended schools in Pilot Rock. She married Dale R. Lyon on October 22, 1949 in Enterprise, Oregon. The family had lived in Enterprise, Long Creek, John Day, and Baker city, before they returned to Pilot Rock in 1954. Mrs. Lyon was a homemaker. She had greatly enjoyed the outdoors including hunting and fishing. She also enjoyed spending time with her family, and had bowled on leagues in the past. She is survived by four children: Karl Lyon of Pilot Rock, OR, Linda Carter of Pilot Rock, OR, Cindy Goodman of Dallesport, WA, and Brenda Neil of Beaverton, OR, one brother, James Fritz of Spokane, WA, as well as 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Dale.

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Martha Post
   Posted Sat September 24, 2011
Cindy, Linda, Branda, Rusty just remember all the fun times you had with your mom, she was a fun person to be around, I remember in her younger years how much Harvey and I had with her and your dad. Cindy I can not imagine what you are going thro right now, just know I have you in my arms giving you a big hug. Love to all Martha

Linda Van Nattan
   Posted Sat September 24, 2011
We are so sorry to hear of Betty's passsing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Steve and Linda Van Nattan

JOHN CHASE
   Posted Mon September 26, 2011
Our Condolences to you kids, your mother was a wonderful person and she will be missed, big hugs to you all. John and Betty Chase

Cyndy Smith
   Posted Mon September 26, 2011
I have many good memories of your mom, Betty. She always made you feel welcome in her home with hugs, a smile, good jokes and a nice meal. Prayers for you all.

Jim & Jackie Carey
   Posted Mon September 26, 2011
We will miss you Betty. We have throughly enjoyed visiting with you at Roberta's over the years. You have a wonderful family and you should be proud of each one of them. At last you are no longer in pain. Enjoy dancing on the streets of gold. Love, Jim & Jackie

Nicki Warren
   Posted Tue September 27, 2011
Rusy, Linda, Cindy, and Brenda, I wish to send my prayers and sympathy to you on the loss of your mom, Betty. I was a flower girl in her wedding and your babysitter when you were all young and, of course, her neighbor for many years. I am very happy that I was able to visit with her these last few years at the cafe. God Bless. Nicki Rasmussen Warren Chandler, AZ

D. Anderson
   Posted Fri September 30, 2011
To Betty's Family: As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Please find comfort in the following Bible verse, John 11: 11 where Jesus said: .."Lazarus our friend has gone to rest, but I am journeying there to awaken him from sleep." Please also find comfort in knowing that our Almighty Heavenly Father holds out the hope of the resurrection and the ability to see our loved ones again.

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