Betty Joan Dial

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Service Information
Celebration of Life
Saturday, May 20, 2017
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Courtyard at Mt. Tabor Hood Building Lobby
6125 S.E. Division St
Portland, OR
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April 27, 1930 ~ April 18, 2017

Betty Joan Baldwin was born April 27th, 1930 to Verlin R. and Flossie Huston Baldwin in Decatur, Illinois. In 1946, the family moved to Vancouver, Washington where Betty graduated from Vancouver High School in 1948. Betty graduated from Clark Community College with a Certificate in Journalism. While at Clark Community College, Betty was the managing editor of the school newspaper Penguin's Progress and was received into the Sophomore Honorary for outstanding service. Betty went on to graduate from Portland State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree.
Betty was a member of the Portland Rose Society for many years. She once won the prestigious sweepstakes award for one of her roses in Vancouver, Washington. Betty served as the Rose Society membership secretary for two years and was the trophy chairman for one year. Betty always had a well-tended and loved rose garden at her homes.
Betty worked in mechanical/electronic statistics for many years at the fore front of the age of computers. She was employed by the City of Portland at the Fire Bureau's Training Center and then at the Fire Bureau's Logistics Division. Betty retired from the Portland Police Bureau's Planning and Support Division where she also served as a member of the chief's Non-Sworn Committee, working on community policing projects such as the establishment of a child care center and the promotion of upward mobility for clerks in the Police Bureau. She was also instrumental in the creation of a smoke free lunch room for bureau members.
Betty was a dedicated member of AFSME 189 where she initiated a program to raise funds for school books for members' children attending college. She was a member of the Oregon Ceramics Association and was a certified teacher in Duncan, Dona's Hues and Maco product lines. In 1997, Betty served as a board member of the Oregon Ceramic Association.
Betty loved to travel to foreign countries. Her favorites were Turkey and Greece followed closely by Egypt.
In 1951, Betty married Earl C. Dial in El Cajon, California. They celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary just before Earl died in 2006.
Betty is survived by her two daughters: Barbara Glass of Portland, Oregon and Amy Dial of Oregon City, Oregon.
Betty's life will be celebrated from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Saturday, May 20th, 2017 by her friends and family who love her at the Courtyard at Mt. Tabor Hood Building Lobby, 6125 SE Division St., Portland, Oregon.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Oregon Humane Society.
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Published in The Columbian on Apr. 30, 2017
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