Obituary:Betty Lou Mitchell Beard
Betty Lou Mitchell Beard, 91, of Omak, Wash., passed away peacefully on Nov. 19, 2012 in Crane, Missouri, in the presence of her loving family.
Betty was born on Dec.14,1920 in Hurley, Missouri. Betty’s parents died when she was a very young child. She was raised by her sister, Josephine Gold. She was 8 of 9 children. She was the last sibling living of her family.
In the 1960’s Betty moved from Missouri to Oroville, Wash. Then in 1964, she moved to Omak, Wash., where she worked at Gene’s Grocery Store and at Mid Valley Hospital as a housekeeper. She worked for many years at these jobs.
In 1970, Betty married Elder Gordon Beard, pastor of Douglas St. Missionary Baptist Church, which ater became Faithful Baptist Church. Betty was a member there until her death. We have precious memories of a dear sister in the Lord. She was a friend to all, with such a generous heart. She is definitely loved and missed by all who knew her.
Betty is survived by a nephew, Bill Gold; several stepchildren; Clifford Klimek families; and her brothers and sisters in Christ at Faithful Baptist Church.
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at the Faithful Baptist Church, 19th N. Douglas St. followed by a reception afterwards. Pastor David Warner will preside. Burial to be at the Omak City memorial at a later date.
Any flowers or memorial contributions may be made to Faithful Baptist Church, Omak, Wash.