Betty Rich

Died: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018


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Betty Lou Rich, 88, a long-time resident of Pendleton passed away on January 24, 2018 in Athena, Oregon.  She was the first of four born to Cecil and Marguerite (Smith) Rich in Payette, Idaho on January 2, 1930.

Betty graduated from Pendleton High School in 1947.  She lived briefly in Lebanon, Oregon before moving back to Pendleton where she worked for many years as the Receptionist at Pendleton Ford Garage, retiring in the late 1980s.  She was an avid collector of anything Thomas Kinkade and loved her pets. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers; James Rich and Leonard Rich, sister; Wanda McKinstry. 

She is survived by her nieces; Kim (Mike) Verdin of Athena and Karri McKinstry of College Place, Washington, nephew; Kevin (Mary) McKinstry of Pendleton and 7 great nephews and nieces; Michael, Garrett, Keegan, Kiara, Elaine, Joshua and Casey.  And 2 Great-great nephews Elijah and Ezra.

In accordance with Betty’s wishes no formal services will be held and her remains will be spread with her family members.

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   Posted Sat January 27, 2018
Thinking about you all... Praying for peace and strength at this time...God bless you...🌹

Tammy Knight-Moore
   Posted Sat January 27, 2018
Betty was part of our family for many years. Holidays, birthdays, etc she was always welcome at our table. I remember one of my sons asking how "Aunt Betty" was related to us. It was just the way it was during and after the years mom and I worked for Betty at the Ford Dealership. She was a hard taks master, but once she taught you something you never forgot it! Praying for the family and old friends that feel the loss. Blessings, Tammy

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