September 5, 1931 ~ January 23, 2013

Bette grew up in Chicago with a love for swimming, piano, and cars. She graduated from Steinmetz High School in 1949, graduated from Wright Junior College in Chicago, and went on to attend Northwestern University.
Bette retired from Nordstrom and also ran her business, Panache. She loved cooking, traveling, and the arts.
Bette is survived by her two children, Richard and Cynthia, along with their spouses, children and grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Sat., Feb. 2, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Summit View Church, Felida Campus, 11718 NW 31st Ave., Vancouver, WA 98685.
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Published in The Columbian on Jan. 31, 2013