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Betty Lou Watterson

November 26, 1928 ~ June 14, 2022 (age 93)


Betty Lou Watterson was born on November 26, 1928 and passed away peacefully at home on June 14, 2022 at the age of 93. She was born to Andrew and Ellen Griner in Milk Spring, Idaho. Betty was the youngest of four children joining siblings Richard, Lester and Marie. They were a close loving family. She and her older sister, Marie, were inseparable and that relationship continued throughout the years. The family eventually moved to Spokane in the suburbs of Opportunity and Green Acres, where they all attended school. In 1945, Betty enrolled in telegraphy school to learn Morse Code. After completing school, she moved to the Seattle-Tacoma area in pursuit of work while living at the YMCA in downtown Tacoma. In 1946 she started working for the railroad in Snoqualmie. Then in 1948 she moved to Eagle Gorge, working between Lester and Kanasket. There she met and eventually married the love of her life Samuel Watterson, who was an engineer for the Northern Pacific Railroad. They made their first home in Auburn where their 2 children were born, Thomas in 1950 and Kirk (Bim) in 1955. They always planned to live in the country. In 1957, they bought a small farm in Enumclaw. Betty was a homemaker and loved everything about it. Gardening and canning all she grew as well as feeding the chickens and milking the cows. She sold her eggs and milk using an honor system. She was a great cook and enjoyed baking, especially pies. At Christmas, she would make lots of cookies and candies that she would send home with family, neighbors and friends. She told the neighbors that if they would pick berries for two pies, she would bake a pie for them and one for herself. She would also bake and donate numerous pies for the Moose Lodge for various bake sales, with a long list of pre-orders to fulfill! For many years Betty was a very active member of the Enumclaw chapter of the Moose Lodge. Chairing many different levels of government in the organization including Senior Regent and traveling to many different chapters locally and throughout the United States. She was preceded in death by her husband Sam of 48 years and grandsons R.J. Watterson and Cody Rinehart. Betty was a strong, independent, determined and loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend to all. She will be greatly missed. She leaves behind her children: Tom (Paula) Watterson, Bim (fiance Mary) Watterson; grandchildren: Resa (Justin) Bolton, Reed (Shannon) Watterson, Ryan(Janae) Watterson, Ty (Meagon) Watterson, Monica (David) Rinehart, Andy Watterson (Stephanie) and Jimmy (Casi) Watterson; great grandchildren: Kaden, Baylee, Kase, Dylan, Peyton, Brody, Willie, Waylon, Sam, Maisie, Kylie, Kara, Chad, Clint, Quinn, Jessie, Stran and Carter.

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June 20, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Weeks' Enumclaw Funeral Home
1810 Wells Street
Enumclaw, WA 98011

Graveside Service
June 21, 2022

11:00 AM
Enumclaw Evergreen Memorial Park
23717 SE 416th Street
Enumclaw, WA 98022

Funeral Service
June 21, 2022

12:00 PM
Hillside Community Church
24015 SE 436th Way
Enumclaw, WA 98022

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