Betty Gillpatrick

Died: Wed., Sep. 27, 2017

Memorial Gathering

2:00 PM Sat., Oct. 14, 2017
Location: Pendleton Eagles Lodge #28

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Betty Lou (Bush) Gillpatrick

Betty Lou a resident of Pendleton passed away on September 27, 2017. She was born on January 19, 1938 in Portland, Oregon.  She was the second born and first girl to Lewis and Vera (Lubbes) Bush.  Seven more siblings joined the family and together they spent a lot of time farming on their family farm in Hermiston.

She graduated from Hermiston High School in 1957.  She married Marvin Zemmer and had 2 children, they later divorced.  Betty re-married on July 10, 2009 to Cecil (Gill) Gillpatrick also welcoming another daughter. She was an avid hunter along with an accomplished pool player.  She could hold her own in a game of pool competing in multiple tournaments and active in league play. She was famous for Pepsi balls and pea salad. Her family remembers that she could always make a meal from nothing.

Betty is preceded in death by her parents, brother; Tom Bush, step-son; Chad Gillpatrick, and step grandson; Ian Gillpatrick.

She is survived by her husband Gill; sibling; Herman (Jan) Bush, Bill (Sylvia) Bush, Jim (Kathy) Bush, Drake Bush, Beverly Ray, Helen Bush and Schellia Bush, children; Kim Zemmer, Kevin Zemmer, and Heather Gillpatrick, grandchildren; Kalyn Sloan, Jessy Church, Tiffany Nalivka, Jake Zemmer, Caleb Zemmer, Logan Bates, Jesse Gillpatrick, Christopher Gillpatrick, Austen Barnes, Autumn Barnes, and Jakey Gillpatrick, great grandchildren; Kody Sloan, Khloe Powers, Mackenzie Nalivka, Henry Nalivka, and Dominic Gillpatrick.

A Celebration of Betty Lou’s Life will be held at the Pendleton Faternal Order of Eagles on October 14, 2017 at 2PM.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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