Elisabeth Anna "Betty" Sherman
1930 - 2021

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.
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Celebration of Life
St. John’s Lutheran Church
11005 NE Hwy 99, Vancouver, WA
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My Dear Sweet Betty, you and Stan will always hold a very sweet spot in my heart. I treasured every visit when you both would come see me at the Credit Union. 40 plus years of all the smiles and laughs, you always made my day! I feel like I know every one of your children personally, you glowed when you talked about your family and you sure gave me some great advice in raising my boys. What beautiful people you are and how lucky was I to have you for my friends! Love Always.
Jamie M Dotson
October 18, 2021
It´s amazing how close you can feel to someone you only get to see every three years. When that short time goes back to the 1960s, it does add up. It can be like a window opening a bit but with Betty it was like the doors flew open. There was an instant connection from the first time I met her. When Betty walked into a room it was like turning the lights on. She had a presence that would change the atmosphere wherever she went. She had a way of adding zest to whatever was happening. I too remember the raft trip down Flathead River and the enthusiasm she had for adventure. She was one of those subtle influencers to just say "yes." Joy was always a choice that came from the heart, she lived it from the inside and out. It was just who she was. It was like there is no other option. We will miss her very much and the part she had in making every family reunion feel like it was complete. She was a wonderful mother and I see how she passed those traits on to her children. That love of life and inclusion of others has been multiplied. Even though she is no longer with us, her influence lives on through her offspring. The dedication of Chris and the rest of the family is a beautiful illustration and example of the power of love. "When we live our lives within the shadow of God most high, our secret hiding place, we will always be shielded from harm...(He says)You will find and feel my presence even in your time of pressure in trouble. I will be your glorious hero and give you a feast. You´ll be satisfied with a full life and with all that I do for you. For you will enjoy the fullness of my salvation." (Taken from Psalm 91 TPT) We wish we could be there to celebrate with all of you her life and Legacy. God blessed us all with the gift of Betty.
Bruce and Peggy
October 4, 2021
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