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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Marcie & Ken Robertson
   Posted Sat September 30, 2017
Bev, Uncle Bill and Aunt Syl and Kelly Zimmer ( daughter ). I remember her having so much fun at my sisters wedding ( who also passed away from cancer) Dancing with Uncle Bill and we all enjoyed it so much. She was a very pretty women. Our hearts are very heavy for all of you, since we know the pain so well. I pray that God is with you all of you durning this grieving time.

Danny Long
   Posted Mon October 02, 2017
My deepest sympathy to Gill and other family members on the passing of your one and only Betty. No more pain, no more suffering, she is in a better place now.

I remember Betty sitting at the counter of the shop almost every time I came in looking for Gill. She always had a smile on her face and was always friendly.

She will certainly be missed by many who had the privilege of knowing her.

Sheryll and Justin Morris
   Posted Tue October 03, 2017
Sure gonna miss you Mama Sieto............You are now at peace. Someday we will meet again......Justin said he is gonna miss his Gramma Betty. We love you.

   Posted Wed October 04, 2017
I just wanted to send thoughts and prayers to Gill. So sad to hear about Betty. I went to pool league and tournaments with my significant other Earl (also deceased) for years and loved watching all the pool players come together like a family. She will be missed.

Dee Weatherman
   Posted Thu October 12, 2017
So sorry for the loss of your loved one .My heart and prayers go out to you all . She can now feel better and watch over you from above ...Much love to you all Dee

Carmalita "Carmals" Chalakee
   Posted Mon October 16, 2017
Sorry for your loss. She was a great lady. She will be missed dearly. Loved playing pool with her. Prayers and thoughts to the family.

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