Betty June Campbell

Born: Sat., Jun. 23, 1928
Died: Thu., Apr. 16, 2015


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Betty June Campbell

June 23, 1928 – April 16, 2015

 

Betty J. Campbell died on Thursday, April 16, 2015 due to complications from Alzhiemers disease.  She almost reached her 86th birthday. 

A natural red head, Betty J. Campbell was a loved daughter, sister, grandma, great grandma and a loyal friend.  With her dry humor and sarcasm, Betty could make you laugh and easily poke fun at herself.  A lover of lighthouses, she used to go up and down the Pacific Northwest coast with friends and her son Randy.  Never one to sit still she was always up for a trip somewhere, as long as someone else drove.  She loved Nascar and could watch it all day while listening to her favorite country artist Marty Robbins, whom she had a crush on.  Betty was always up for a challenge and trying new things, she was constantly working on a puzzle in her back room, and taking on new hobbies, like leather working, crocheting, embroidery, quilting and painting.  She enjoyed working on crosswords while watching TV and was known to get up in the early morning hours before anyone else so she could walk along the path in back of her last home. She had a collection of movies that would rival any video store and  was an avid guitar player who was known to have jam sessions with her girlfriends on the weekends.  Not one to balk at hard work, she worked in her yard diligently and fixed up her last home exactly to her liking on Byers Avenue in Pendleton, Oregon.

Ms. Campbell was born June 23rd, 1928 in Bedford Indiana to Mary (Newkirk) and Ray Umphress.  After Mary and Ray were legally divorced, Mary wed Noble I. Crawford.  Betty legally changed her name to Crawford at the age of 18.  The family moved from Michigan to Arizona where Betty started school.  However, after completing ½ of the 2nd grade, the family moved to the Yakima Valley where Betty completed school through the 8th grade, completing her education in Yakima, Washington.

In July 1948, Betty wed Charles E. Moon in Anchorage AK.  They moved back to Yakima in 1949 where they had two sons.  In 1952 they moved to Pendleton Oregon.  They later divorced.  Mr. Moon died in 1970. Betty went to work at the E.O.S.H. (state hospital) where she worked until her retirement. In 1974, Betty married Charles R. Campbell.  They later divorced.

Survivors include five granddaughters Treysi Glenn, Grace GlennAnthony, Elena Moon, Alyssa Glenn & Devery Glenn and one grandson Jordan Glenn, six great grandchildren: Kaushemia Glenn, D'siah Dent, Baszil GlennAnthony, Rowen GlennAnthony, Benjamin Seubert & Topper GlennAnthony.

Betty was preceded in death by her Father, Stepfather, Mother, brother S. Robert Crawford, sister Patricia A. Young, both of Yakima, and sons Michael Moon of Anchorage AK and Randy Moon of Vancouver, Washington.

At the request of the deceased there will be no funeral or memorial service.  Grateful thank you’s to the wonderful staff at Elder Care in Springfield for such loving care to our Grandma.  Donations can be made to Alzheimer’s research in Betty’s name.  Sign the online condolence book at www.burnsmortuary.com  Burns Mortuary of Pendleton handled arrangements.  

 

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eleventh hour warrior
   Posted Fri April 17, 2015
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our hearts and prayers.

S Crawford
   Posted Wed April 22, 2015
So sorry to hear about Betty's death. We have lost contact with you guys and have wondered what happened to her. I so enjoyed the time I had with her after her mother's death. She was a lot of fun and we have missed her. Thank you for the obituary in the Yakima paper it is nice to know that she is at peace. Take care

Beth Brouillard RN
   Posted Sat April 25, 2015
Dear Family of Betty,
Didnt get to keep in touch for years now...but have MANY wonderful memories of my early years at EOH when she taught me how to work harder, as she shared her affections with staff as she did excellent patient care..I'll never forget her starting a 'Beth Rachel cuss box to put quarters in daily, as she habitually swore...and saw that I wasnt used to that, and cringed. Jokingly they thought it would pay for all my tuition at college...and were pleased to help me in a fun way. Thank you Betty, you blest me,...now...go with God and be blest more.

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