Betty Jean Brennan

Jun 26, 1934 – Jan 22, 2015

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Betty Brennan, 80

Betty Jean Geise Brennan, formerly of SeaTac, died peacefully at home on January 22, 2015. She was born in 1934 to the late Rudolph and Orpha Geise in Tacoma. Betty attended Waller Road School and Puyallup HS. She was an intensely successful student and skipped two grades. She worked for Boeing for 20 years and rose from the secretarial ranks to project planning and scheduling.

In 1954, Betty married the love of her life, Joseph Brennan who passed away in 2008. The two were married for 54 years. Although she never earned a college degree herself, she was a driving force in Joe earning his and in all their civic activities and achievements.

Betty had a profound love for her community. Her deep involvement included PTAs for Madrona Elementary, Chinook JH, Tyee HS, and Madrona Community Schools. She spearheaded many youth functions including dances for Chinook JH for 13 years. Betty was a popular community activist and charter member of the SeaTac Incorporation Committee. She spent countless hours volunteering for Boeing Bluebills, the USO, and numerous charities including hosting students and families from around the world.

Betty is survived by her five children Mike (Erika), Barbara Wu (Louis), Mitch (Karen), Beverly Seto (Tom),  Marshall (Consuelo); grandchildren Alexis, Nick, Sage, Heather, Sydney, Forrest, Tiburcio; her brothers Jim, Don,  Larry and preceded in death by sister Mary Lou Foss.


Janet Burnett
Miami, FL
Jan 29, 2015

I'm so sorry for the loss of your Mom.

Thinking of you and your family,

Janet Burnett

Colleen Berg
Kent, WA
Jan 28, 2015

I'm so sorry for the loss of your Mother. All those precious memories of her will become a treasure and help you through this time of sorrow and grief.

Thinking of you.


Colleen Berg

Chief (retired) Jim Graddon
Tacoma, Wa
Jan 27, 2015

Betty and Joe were two of the best, most caring people I have met. Their love of family and community provided remarkable examples for us all. I was blessed to get to know both of them in my time at SeaTac. Their legacy will live on.

With deepest sympathy,

Jim Graddon

Amy (and River) Crandall
Chimacum, wa
Jan 25, 2015


We are so very sorry for your loss. The stories that you have shared about your mom leave me no doubt that she was an outstanding role model for you and all in your family. I hope that you always see, that the impact that you have on your students is a part of her legacy. We'll keep your whole family in our thoughts, hearts and prayers during these difficult times. Hopefully the love you feel from others during this time will give you the strength and encouragement you need during this time.

With love,

Amy and River Crandall (and family)

RoseMarieKetelsen, Walter Jacskon
El Macero, CA
Jan 24, 2015

WE are most sorry to hear of your loss...

May your beautiful memories of your Dear Mother provide solace and caring..

With sympathy,

RoseMarie and Walter

Barbara Wu
Tukwila, WA
Jan 23, 2015

What a joy you were in our lives. Oh, how we miss you. The house feels so empty without you here.

We love you forever.

Barbara, Louie and Heather

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