Betty Jane (Acock) Shoun

Born: Mon., Sep. 13, 1926
Died: Sat., Sep. 21, 2013

Reception Following Interment

Recitation of the Rosary

7:00 PM Thu., Sep. 26, 2013
Location: Burns Mortuary

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Fri., Sep. 27, 2013
Location: Burns Mortuary

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Betty Jane Shoun
Sept. 13, 1926 - Sept. 21, 2013
Betty Jane Shoun - a longtime resident of Pendleton died Saturday, September 21, 2013 at St. Anthony Hospital.  She was 87 years old. 
Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 7:00 PM.  Funeral Services will be held at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton Friday, September 27, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. with burial to follow at Skyview Memorial Park. A Reception will follow interment at the Vert Club Room, everyone is invited to attend.  Sign the online condolence book at   Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is handling arrangements.  
Betty was born to Charles W. and Luella (Stamp) Acock September 13, 1926, in Heppner, Oregon, the fifth of ten children.  She was raised and attended schooling in Heppner.  She left High School to join the Cadet Nursing Corps during WWII.  She attended St. Anthony School of Nursing also.  She trained in Spokane, WA, at Deaconess Hospital and worked at the Veterans Hospital in Palo Alto, California.  She returned to Pendleton where she was a Registered Nurse.  In 1950 she married James C. Shoun.  Together they raised three nieces and were very involved in their various activities.  Later they purchased Aerial Farm Services and started their own business: Round-Up Crop Dusters Inc., in 1960 they added Round-Up Air Shop Service Inc. as well.  Betty had a strong work ethic, she was always engaged; from nursing during WWII and the times of polio, to farming, flying and crop dusting.  She volunteered much of her time in her community.  In 1960 she was named a charter member of Credit Professionals International.  She was a longtime and very involved member of Altrusa.  She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  Betty had a truly compassionate heart.  More than once she moved someone sick or elderly into her own home to provide for them.  She loved surrounding herself with kids. Betty remained in contact with her many nieces and nephews.  When it came to family, nothing was more important to her – she was a pillar of strength and will be greatly missed.  
She is survived by her step-daughter Julia Ann Thompson of Scarborough, Maine, a brother Dean of Irrigon, OR, and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband James Shoun, and eight siblings: Ora Ralph, Merry May, Grace Melvina, Charles “Bill” Wells Jr., Freddie Dale, Donald Lee, Robert Lester and Bunnie Luella.   

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Patti Carpenter Barton
   Posted Wed September 25, 2013
Betty was a beautiful lady. She was tons of fun to be around and always had a great story to tell. Had a heart of gold and would help anyone & everyone in need. She will be greatly missed by friends and family.
Lov ya Patti Carpenter Barton

Mary Avious VanBibber
   Posted Thu September 26, 2013
Aunt Betty, you will be dearly missed. So many great times in the hanger playing. I love you very much. You have always been so kind to people around you, lending a hand, giving help and love to those around you. You are very loved.

Deanna Brandhagen
   Posted Thu September 26, 2013
I was sorry to hear of Betty's passing. She was a very caring, generous person.

Glenda Sims
   Posted Sun September 29, 2013
I was sad to hear of Betty' passing, but hope all the fond memories the family and friends had with Betty will help fill the emptiness in your hearts. With our deepest sympathy. Hugs Glenda n Ron

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