ELISABETH ANNA ”BETTY” SHERMAN
September 30, 1930 ˜ August 12, 2021
Elisabeth Anna Dieckmann Sherman, 90, is again with her husband, Stanley after she died peacefully in her home surrounded by loving family after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.
Betty was born in Chehalis in 1930, to Otto Christian and Anna Louisa Dieckmann. Betty was the youngest of five. She joins her parents and brothers, Otto, Werner and Herbert and is survived by Gerhard. A lifelong Washington native, she completed her degree in Education at Central Washington College of Education. Mrs. Sherman taught in the Vancouver School District for many years before taking time to raise a family. She later returned as a substitute teacher once her own children were in school.
Early in her teaching career, she met and married the love of her life, and companion of 52 years, Stanley Carpenter Sherman, also a teacher. They bought a small family farm in Hazel Dell where they raised their five children: Perry, Chris, Jon, Julie, and David. They resided there for the remainder of their days entertaining family and friends.
Betty took immense joy in her eight grandchildren: Perry and Kath’s Dylan and Olivia, Jon and Tonia’s Katelyn, Julie and Scott’s Jennie and Ryan, and David and Maureen’s Grace, Lucy and John Patrick.
After retiring, Stan and Betty enjoyed roaming the country in their RV, making friends wherever they explored. When not traveling, Betty loved spending time with her grandchildren. They attended and volunteered at their church, St. John’s Lutheran, where they were longtime members.
Her memory is honored by their children, grandchildren, family and many friends. A celebration of life will be held on Oct. 9, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 11005 NE Hwy 99, Vancouver, WA, 98686.
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Published by The Columbian on Sep. 28, 2021.