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Betty Adele "Betty" Forward Birch
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Birth: Jul. 30, 1929
Valdez-Cordova Census Area
Alaska, USA
Death: Feb. 3, 1987
Wrangell Borough
Alaska, USA

Betty Adele (Forward) Birch was born to Marie (Brunner) Forward & Charles Henry Forward in Cordova Alaska.

Betty was the oldest of 3 girls & 1 boy:

Margaret Joan (Forward) Voss (husband Dale)
William Thomas Forward (wife Virgie)
Carol Mae (Forward) Voss (husband Larry)

Betty Married Freddy Birch on April 28, 1950. They lived in Pelican & Juneau before making their permanent home in Petersburg Alaska.

Betty & Freddy had 4 children:
James Harold Birch (b)April 11, 1951
Marian Jean (Birch) Siciliano (b) Nov. 14, 1955
Sharon Marie (Birch) Kivisto (b) April 21, 1958
Thomas Wayne Birch Nov 6, 1959

At the time of her death, Betty had 11 grandchildren. There were 5 more grandchildren born after she passed. (as of 09-22-2011 she has 4 great grandchildren)

Betty had fought cancer several times during her life. She first had a skin cancer on the top of her foot around 1968. Drs wanted to remove her entire foot but she fought this because "I had for kids to chase after!" In 1980, she learned she had breast cancer. After a radical mastectomy in March of 1980 & a year of monthly chemo treatments, things went well. On October 30, 1986 she learned she had cancer metastasized in her vertebrae. She was gone just 3 months later.

Betty was preceded in death by her Father Charles Henry Forward, her Mother Marie (Brunner) Forward, sisters

Margaret Joan (Forward) Voss(Memorial# 93270475)
Carol Mae (Forward) Voss(Memorial# 93270474)
And brother
William Thomas Forward (Memorial# 41457145)
Family links: 
  Charles H Forward (1903 - 1950)
  Marie A Brunner Forward (1903 - 1966)
  Fred L Birch (1920 - 1992)
  Betty Adele Forward Birch (1929 - 1987)
  Margaret Joan Voss (1932 - 1981)*
  Carol Mae Voss (1940 - 1986)*
*Calculated relationship
Petersburg Memorial Cemetery
Petersburg Census Area
Alaska, USA
Created by: Sharon
Record added: Sep 23, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76955230
Betty Adele Betty <i>Forward</i> Birch
Added by: Sharon
Betty Adele Betty <i>Forward</i> Birch
Added by: Sharon
Betty Adele Betty <i>Forward</i> Birch
Added by: Sharon
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