Betty Jean Ness

October 13, 1932 - August 19, 2020

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Betty Jean Ness of Seattle, WA passed away August 19, 2020. Born in Winona, MN on October 13, 1932, she was the first-born daughter of nine children.

She met her husband, Ray, in Yakima in 1948. They were married in 1954 and were together for 60 years until Ray’s death. They raised their granddaughters after their only child passed. 

Betty spent her entire career at Boeing and the Machinist Union. She was the first woman Secretary-Treasurer for 1AM 751. Betty loved to golf, square dance, and valued spending time with her family above all else. She loved Alaska and Hawaii, luncheons at the retirement center, and you could find her at church on Sundays. Betty volunteered with her union at polling centers and rest stops, she was always willing to help someone in need and cared deeply about her community.

Betty is preceded in death by her husband Ray, their daughter Deborah, and 5 siblings. She is survived by her brother Bob, sisters Samara and Sandra, granddaughters Brandy and Stephanie, and great-granddaughter Liliana Lynn.  Betty was an angel on Earth to all, and will continue to be an angel in Heaven eternally. 

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Samara Balfour
Samara Balfour
25 days ago

I love you, Sis, and always knew you were
an Angel! Now you can really soar and
be a Light for all! RIP!
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Vickie Beekley
Vickie Beekley
25 days ago

Betty was a very special lady. She made an impression on everyone she met. We were blessed to have her attend one of our 4th of July celebrations.

Tina Halse
Tina Halse
23 days ago

Betty was such a nice person, I always enjoyed her. We attended a water aerobics class at Evergreen Pool together. Betty and I ran into each other at a store and talked not too long ago but it was pre masks. Rest in Peace Betty. Fondly, Tina Halse

Ann Kaufman
Ann Kaufman
22 days ago

I met Betty years ago at a pool exercise class. She invited me to play golf with her. We did the pool and golf each week for years. We had a good time doing both.
Betty was a gal that could not say ” NO”. She was always ready to do anything and everything.
I know she was devoted to her family.
I will remember her fondly.

Patti Burgess
Patti Burgess
20 days ago

I was honored to know Betty for many years through water aerobics and coffee times. She strongly overcame many health issues, but was always concerned about others. I miss her.

Sandra
Sandra
17 days ago

Sandra Unkel

Sandra Unkel
Sandra Unkel
17 days ago

Love you Sis and will miss you every day. Can’t get you out of my mind and will never want to. Your our Treasurer in Heaven watching over all of us now. You will truly be missed by all.

Anna Dundas
Anna Dundas
16 days ago

Rest well Auntie. Will always miss your sweet, loving nature!!

Marcia Julson
Marcia Julson
16 days ago

Marcia Julson

Marcia Julson
Marcia Julson
16 days ago

I met Betty years ago when we were in a pool excercise class from Evergreen High, the YMCA and LA Fitness. We became good friends rode the Boeing Retiree bus to Casinos and talked thru face book. All were fun times and will miss her very much. She was definitely an Angel.

Dennis Denise Underwood
Dennis Denise Underwood
13 days ago

You will be missed by all! Love you Aunt Betty ❀️
Dennis & Denise Underwood