Betty Jo Sigler

February 21, 2018


Betty Jo Wyllie-Peterson-Sigler, 80, of Pendleton, Oregon passed away on February 21, 2018.  Betty was born on April 13, 1937 in Klamath Falls, Oregon to Walter and Mildred (Smith) Wyllie.  She grew up in Dayville, Oregon where she attended elementary school.  She later moved and attended Vancouver High School graduating in 1955. She attended University of Portland and received her Bachelor of Arts from University of Oregon in 1959.

Betty married Pete Peterson in The Dalles, Oregon in 1958 and welcomed two children.  After their separation and divorce, she married John Sigler in Woodburn, Oregon in 1980. She traveled throughout the U.S., Europe and Canada but her favorite spot was the island nation of Grenada in the West Indies, where she met lots of friends in the later part of her life.  She was involved with the Planning Commission in Woodburn and St. Paul.  Her passion was education and served as a Spanish teacher at Parkrose High School and as a substitute teacher at Woodburn and St. Paul High Schools. In 2004 Betty moved to Pendleton where she enjoyed retirement.  Betty also loved huckleberry picking, fishing, puzzles, embroidery and parties.   

Betty is predeceased by her parents, ex-husband; Pete Peterson and husband; John Sigler.

She is survived by her children; Kristen (Mark) Kirsch of Pendleton and Dr. Ross (Dr. Wendy) Peterson of Benton City, WA, and 4 grandchildren.  She is also survived by her brother, J (Dixie) Wyllie of Gresham, and two step-sons, Chris Sigler of San Jose, CA, and Tim Sigler of Portland.

A celebration of life will be held in the spring in Dayville, Oregon.  Contributions in Betty’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton.

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