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Bettie Lou Workman

December 8, 1924 - October 21, 2016


Salem – Bettie Lou Workman passed away ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­in the late morning of October 21, 2016.  Bettie was born in Stockton, Kansas on December 8, 1924 to Howard and Lucy (Jacobs) Leighty. She graduated from Woodburn High School in 1942 and married her high school sweetheart, Marsden "Mick" Workman in 1942.
 
Bettie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and a friend to many.  Bettie was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. In addition to being a wonderful homemaker, mother, grandmother and church member she was an Avon Lady for many years, that was back when they had assigned routes.  She was also the bookkeeper at Doughton Hardware for over 30 years, up until the store closed.
 
Bettie is survived by 2 of her 4 children, Lynn (Shirley) Workman, Lora Lee (Mike) Kelley, both of Salem, Daughter in Law, Linda Workman, of Heppner; 17 grandchildren, 51 great grandchildren; 27 Great great grandchildren (&one on the way).

She was preceded in death by her husband, “Mick”; parents, daughter, Alice Beach ; Son, Gary Workman; Son in law, Alan Beach; Siblings, Dean, Merle, Raymond and sister, Ina.
 
The family would like to express sincere gratitude to the Staff of The Woods at Willowcreek, who have cared for her over the last 2 years, a special thanks for the last week. The family would also express their thanks to the staff of Salem Hospital and Willamette Valley Hospice for the care she received over the last several days.  Assisting the family is Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.

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To the Workman Family,

We are so sorry we couldn't be there for Betty's funeral it was not on the Web Site nor in the paper until today.  We offer our most sincere sympathy and condolances.  We didn't meet her until later in life, however we were Blessed to have met her and her entire family.  She is my husbands first cousin and while she was able put on the greatest reunions.  She brightened a room and our life.  God Bless in your healing.

Dwight and Kathy Leighty