|Birth: ||Jan. 15, 1924|
|Death: ||May 5, 2009|
Bette Ruth Badgley Asay moved to Everett Washington while still young and was raised by her Mother Regina Edwards Badgley Elwood and Step Father D. Howard Elwood.
During World War II she joined the United States Navy as a Wave performing stateside duties typically filled by men who were then needed in battle. She would often surprise her family and friends with her knowledge of military equipment and how to shoot artillery.
She married Frank Asay in 1949. She had 6 children. She has 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
She and her husband moved the family to McMinnville Oregon in 1967.
She enjoyed camping, being a homemaker, staying up late and movies. Her passion through most of her life but especially the last few years was taking care of her family which continually grew with children and all the friends who she considered family as well.
Her husband Frank, son Toby and daughter Robbi preceded her in death.
She is survived by son's David Asay of Eagle Mountain, UT, Joed Asay of McMinnville, OR, Frank Asay of Palmer AK, and Burt Asay of McMinnville, OR. Grandchildren, Ellis Ballard of Albany, OR, Aaron Asay of Eagle Mountain, UT, Amy Ruden of McMinnville, OR Adam Asay of McMinnville, OR, Anthony Asay of McMinnville OR, Benjamin Asay of McMinnville, OR, Joedy Asay of McMinnville OR, Buddie Andersen of Vancouver, WA. Brandie Asay of Salem, OR, Frank Asay of Wilsonville, OR and Joshua Asay of Palmer, AK. Also the Great Grandchildren, Jessie, Lyric, Adisyn, Boden, Sasha, McKenna, Noah, Daisy, Jacie, Ryder, Allie, Clara, Zachary, Miles, Ireland and Peyton.
There are many spouses and friends that are her family as well. Two very special people in her life Linda McCleskey and Johanna Williams provided love, friendship and care that was unbounded. She was constantly grateful for their care and assistance.
She loved life and was loved by all she knew. She has so many that loved her and called her "gramma." She had the ability to have a special relationship with all she knew. She would never forget a birthday or Christmas gift for her extensive list of loved ones. Most of us have collected a considerable supply of Avon as that has always been her gifts of choice having been a Avon Representative for many years. Her unique ability to remember "everything" has been a marvel for her family.
Her thoughtfulness, caring, and loving spirit has set the tone for four generations of her family. She defined unconditional love and never speaking negatively about anyone.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held many positions in Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Primary and the Sunday School. She received numerous awards for her service to Boy Scouts.
Source: News-Register.com 5-8-09
Evergreen Memorial Park
Created by: Tami K.
Record added: May 11, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36958227
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