|Birth: ||Nov. 19, 1921|
|Death: ||Jun. 15, 2009|
Betty was my step-grandmother for at least 17 years. She has always been Grandma Betty to me.
She married Ernie Wilson, with whom she had two daughters, Carolyn Kay (Wilson) Frey, who was my stepmother, and Beverly (Wilson) Aldrich. She and Ernie later divorced.
At some point, Grandma Betty married a man named Jack Allison. Jack died, but I don't honestly remember if I ever met him. Grandma Betty never remarried after that.
Grandma Betty loved to create things. She was known for her paintings, especially, of which I have several. She had for many years a Pomeranian dog named Snickers, whom I remember fondly. She also kept a lovely garden in her backyard.
Grandma Betty was a lovely woman, and I'll miss her.
Obituary, in the Register-Guard on June 20, 2009:
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. June 27 at the Owen Rose Garden in Eugene for Betty Jo Allison of Eugene, who died June 15 of age-related causes. She was 87.
She was born Nov. 19, 1921, in Marshfield to Wietse and Gertrude Heffley de Boer. She was married to Ernie Wilson from 1942 to 1971. She married Jack Allison in 1976. He died in 1977.
She worked at Cal Young Junior High School as a secretary and at Greer Gardens.
Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Frey of Salem and Beverly Aldrich of Villarrica, Chile; a sister, Helen Boone of Coquille; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Farnstrom Mortuary in Independence. Remembrances to the Just Folks Foster Home in Eugene.
Wietse Jans de Boer (1882 - 1971)
Gertrude Heffley De Boer (1895 - 1960)
Created by: Jo Frey
Record added: Jun 15, 2009
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