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Betsy Walker

January 13, 1946 - September 19, 2020

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Posted by:
Peter Gilmore

Posted on:
October 18, 2020

What a pleasure to volunteer with Betsy for years with the grief group. She had a warm hearted love and interest in the people she came in contact with. I remember when we first met in the hospice office, it was as if we had always been friends. I feel so lucky and blessed for the time I got to spend with her.

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Molly Fay

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October 4, 2020

I am so blessed to have known Betsy. Her humor, caring, thoughtfulness, and smile added so much to our bereavement group for so many years. She has impacted so many lives. She spoke of her family with such fondness and loved to tell stories about growing up and her family history. Her humor and spunk was absolutely delightful. She is such an inspiration and her unique spirit will forever live on in everyone she touched.

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Jan C Waldrup

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September 29, 2020

Betsy was the warmest, most welcoming, creative and delightful person I've ever met. She hosted ALL OF US one Easter Sunday at her beautiful farm, setting an example of acceptance and inclusion that I will never forget. When I say ALL OF US -- that includes sons and daughters and X wives and X husbands and new partners and grandchildren and grandparents. We had an Easter egg hunt, each with our own basket, and an incredible Easter dinner around one giant table. It is very "evolved" and amazing that we can even now all be together and enjoy one another, such a gift for the grandchildren especially. Thank you, Betsy! We will all miss you! Jan Waldrup

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Paula Marcinko

Posted on:
September 29, 2020

Always loved her sweet sweet smile

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Kathy Doud

Posted on:
September 25, 2020

Betsy was a force of nature. She was fun, funny, kind and full of positive energy. Betsy and I went to school together from kindergarten through high school. She was the head cheerleader in more ways than one so it was fitting that I got a call from Betsy sometime in 2012 to explore organizing our 50th high school reunion. It was a really fun event thanks to Betsy’s dogged search for our classmates. I was lucky enough to host Betsy and Greg at my home in Camarillo during reunion week. I stayed with Betsy and Greg at their great place in Sandpoint the following summer of 2014. My heart goes out to Holly, Hon,Greg and all of Betsy’s siblings...May you Rest In Peace my dear friend!

Posted by:
Sharon Nale

Posted on:
September 23, 2020

This was one classy lady. I have such positive feelings for her, and I echo what was so well said by Ms. Moore. Top-notch educator, great humor, wonderfully warm smile, always positive. I spent one evening on Doug Vann\'s fishing boat howling at the moon with Betsy and a few others from SMS. She and Marcie Polin hired me back in 1992, a teacher with experience, but fresh from Pennsylvania, and an unknown. I was always thankful for their trust in me. Though I have since moved back to Ohio, I checked in with Betsy on FB from time to time to see what she was up to. Now, I KNOW what she\'s up to, and I believe it is GOOD. God is blessing her, and those who are grieving her right now. AMEN

Posted by:
Sharon Nale

Posted on:
September 23, 2020

This was one classy lady. I have such positive feelings for her, and I echo what was so well said by Ms. Moore. Top-notch educator, great humor, wonderfully warm smile, always positive. I spent one evening on Doug Vann's fishing boat howling at the moon with Betsy and a few others from SMS. She and Marcie Polin hired me back in 1992, a teacher with experience, but fresh from Pennsylvania, and an unknown. I was always thankful for their trust in me. Though I have since moved back to Ohio, I checked in with Betsy on FB from time to time to see what she was up to. Now, I KNOW what she's up to, and I believe it is GOOD. God is blessing her, and those who are grieving her right now. AMEN

Posted by:
Don and Pearls Moore

Posted on:
September 23, 2020

Dearest Besty, May you rest in peace you wonderful lady. What a joy it was to work with you through the years as teachers and administrators in our school district. You always brought a sense of humor to our meetings. This was much appreciated by all of us. But, you stood out as a conscientious and committed principal. You always put the interests of the students above all else. Your compassion for the children was so evident in everything you did as a principal. Your perspective and ideas were geared to bring us together and to focus us on what was important for the kids. Pearls and I sought you out when we visited her mother at Luther Park. When you saw us come in, that gleam in your eye and that wonderful smile always greeted us. You were so gracious in sitting with us and reminiscing about the crazy experiences we had as educators. When the pandemic arrived and we were prevented from coming in to visit Pearls' mother we also lost out on seeing you. We missed that and always hoped that you were doing okay. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Don and Pearls