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Paul Jay Betterton

August 27, 1938 - August 7, 2021


Loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather passed away Aug 7, 2021; he was 82. Paul was born in Superior, Arizona on Aug 27, 1938. Paul served for four years in the US Navy aboard the USS Norton Sound and two years in the Naval reserves. He worked for over 20 years as a truck driver for Reddaway Trucking Company until a stroke at the age of 50. Paul was preceded in death by his father and mother, Lawrence and Sadie Betterton, and his brother and sister, Lawrence and Geraldine.
 
He loved the Pacific Northwest and enjoyed fishing, camping, water skiing, and flying his ultralight plane.
 
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Carol; his son Paul Michael Betterton and daughter Rebecca Ann Betterton Schaeffner (John); his grandchildren Joshua McBride (Ashley), Nicholas Reuther (Haley), and Lauren Reuther (Uriel); great grandchildren and step great grandchildren; Shayla, Eli, Reiley, Scarlett, Rowan, Sebastian, Avvery, Noah and Elena.
 
Paul passed away surrounded by his loved ones who will miss his strong presence in their lives. Fair winds and following seas Paul; go with God.

 

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My grandpa had a played a major part in who I am today, he tought me a ton about carpentry and motevated me to learn more, also tryed to teach me how to fight wasps with a broom stick, I don't use broom sticks. He had a morel for every story and tons of advice, he will be missed dearly but what he left in us will be enjoyed forever.



Ken and I would like to express our deepest sympathy. Paul was loved by his family and there is no greater reward. He will be truly missed. We are all lucky to have great memories of Paul to keep him in our thoughts. Our prayers go out to Carol, Rebecca and Mike, and all the grandchildren and great grandchildren.



You have been my brother-in-law for 63 years. You tried to teach me to water-ski and ride a motorcycle (without much luck!). You taught me to drive in the snow. You worried about my traveling alone as you would one of your children and you enjoyed my successes as if they were your own. I love you and miss you