Betty Louise Juneau
Betty Louise (Pettit) Juneau
November 13, 1934 - April 15, 2019
A Memorial Service and Reception will be held Thursday, April 25, at 1:30PM at Faith Lutheran Church, 2741 Sherman Ave. North Bend, OR 97459. Following the reception, a Graveside Service will be held at 3:30PM at Oceanview Memory Gardens in Coos Bay.
Betty Louise was born to Charles and Emma Pettit in Cokato, Minnesota. She was the eighth of nine children. The Pettit's moved to Blackduck when Betty was 7 years old. She grew up there and was confirmed as a member of Zion Lutheran Church as a teen. She worked as a nanny in her teen years before moving to Grand Rapids to care for a nephew.
When she returned to Blackduck, Betty reconnected with grade school acquaintance (and pigtail-puller) Orron Juneau who had just returned from serving with the US Army in the Korean War. They fell in love, married, and began building their lives together on the Juneau homestead. Several brief moves took them to Silverbay, Minnesota and Falon, Montana. The family returned to Blackduck until 1964, when Orron was hired by Weyerhaeuser Co. and the family moved to North Bend, Oregon. They remained in North Bend raising their three daughters, Karen, Connie, and Cheryl. They were active members of Faith Lutheran Church.
Betty was a working mother, finding employment at Hallmark Fisheries, Saint Catherine's Nursing Home, and the Weyerhaeuser Sawmill where Orron worked. She also was an excellent cook and baker,a gifted seamstress, restoration painter, and bargain shopper. She enjoyed camping with her family.
Orron died of cancer in 2003, and Betty grieved him greatly. Not long after, Betty was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease and her own health declined. She was lovingly cared for in her own home by her family in her final years. She died at home on April 15th and joined her family and her husband Orron in eternity, where we are sure she was greeted with, "Bets! You're finally home!"
Betty was a loving sister, wife, mother, grandmother. She lived for her family and her love and the memories she made for us will be cherished always. We are eternally grateful.
Betty is survived by her sister: Gloria Coburn (Blackduck, MN), her daughter Karen Juneau (Coos Bay), and son-at-heart Dave Davidson (Myrtle Creek), daughter Connie Boddie and son-at-heart Hassim Nordin (North Bend), son-at-heart Bruce Boddie (Benton, AR), daughter Cheryl Crockett and husband Owen (North Bend), grandchildren Michael Davidson, Jenny Smith-Pila, Kara Boddie, Jeromy Howell, many great, and great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Betty was preceeded in death by Orron, brother Bud, sisters: Glad Haapala, Doris Settegren, Caroline Shacklett, Evelyn Erpelding, Lorraine Carnes, and Delores Baazard.