Betty Mae Tatchio
August 13, 1930 - June 3, 2021
Salem – Betty Mae Tatchio passed away on June 3, 2021, in Salem, Oregon, at the age of 90. A graveside service for Betty is scheduled for Monday, June 14, at 1 p.m. at Salt Creek Cemetery, in Dallas, Oregon. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Virgil T. Golden Funeral Services in Salem, Oregon.
Betty was born in August 1930, in Dallas, Oregon. Her parents, Otto and Dora Rosneau, owned and operated a 200 acre farm—primarily sheep—near Salt Creek. Betty and her sister, Ruth, attended school at Perrydale. After completing school, Betty worked in retail in Salem, Oregon, and was also a seasonal row boss during strawberry and bean seasons. She met and married her husband of 66 years, Marvin Tatchio, after he returned from serving in the Navy in World War II. Betty and Marvin started their new home together in Salem, Oregon, where Betty tended to the house and raised their two children, Jeff and Valerie.
Betty loved her family, and enjoyed regaling everyone with stories about her relations, near and far. She had an encyclopedic knowledge of the Schulson, Tatchio, and Rosneau branches of the family tree, and was always happiest when sharing tales of how they all came to live and thrive in Oregon. She had several hobbies, including fishing, pitching horseshoes, selling Avon, Watkins, and Rawleigh products, and managing her 13 acres on Lone Oak Road. Betty served as secretary of the Salem Horseshoe Club, helping to organize tournaments and keep score, while also collecting a few trophies of her own as she played competitively for many years.
Betty is survived by the following: her son Jeff Tatchio, and daughter-in-law Leslie; daughter Valerie Allyn, and son-in-law Richard; sister Ruth Hesnard; grandchildren Ryan Shurtleff, Vanessa Allyn, Kerry Allyn, Jared Tatchio, Alisha Tatchio, and Mariah Tatchio; great-grandchild Brandon Allyn; and sister-in-law Mariel Tatchio.
Betty's family would like to give special thanks to the many people in the Dallas, Salt Creek, and Salem communities who loved and supported her over the years, as well as Ilonka Barr (Senior Helper), hospice care nurses, Sandy Green (Brookdale Activities Director), and finally, her dedicated Med-Techs at Brookdale. In lieu of flowers or contributions, Betty's family asks that you set some time aside to learn a little bit about your family tree as well as share a few family tales and laughs with one another.
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