Betty Jane Vacca
Dec 3, 1928 – Mar 3, 2015
Betty Olson Vacca
Betty died March 3, at 86. She lived in Seahurst during her early years and later attended Highline High School where she met her late husband of 56 years, Tony Vacca. Together they raised a family of four children.
Betty was an accomplished artist, winning many awards with her paintings on display in homes, restaurants, Highline Hospital Cancer Center and other public places. In 2014, Burien named her Citizen of the Year and Grand Marshal in Burien's 4th of July parade.
Betty is survived by her children; Janis Kelly, Karen Rea (Steven), Diane Ryan (Andy), and John Vacca. She has seven grandchildren; David, Kara (Jimmy), Sean (Dabney), Ryan (Kalie), Karly, Adam, and Hayley; and two great-grandchildren Blake and Evan. Funeral Mass will be held at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church (15216 21st Ave SW, Burien) on Tuesday, March 10 at 11am.
Donations may be made to Highline Medical Center Foundation. Online memorial provided at www.bonnywatson.com.
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