Betty Lucille Waite Fowle


Dec. 28, 2019 — Betty Lucille Waite Fowle, (AKA Betty Bird), born of Hyde Park, LA County, Calif., passed away peacefully in her home, Dec. 22, 2019.

Born Dec. 30 1920, the youngest daughter of five, Betty was preceded in death by her siblings: Bill, Ruby, Lourine and Alma. 

She is survived by her three children: Leonard, Sherryl and Mark (Susan); four granddaughters: Arlene, Sandra, Katherine and Briana; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Whether you knew her as Betty Fowle, “Betty Bird” or “GG,” she was a beloved mother, grandmother great- and great-great-grandmother, artist, writer, poet, friend and world traveler.

Independent up to the end, Betty, was proud of her home and accomplishments throughout her years. A Creative through and through, she was free spirited and fun! She expressed this best while hosting parties and socializing, often inheriting new pen-pals along the way. 

The best way to share her with you is to share a poem she wrote about her beloved home here in Oregon. We chose this one because it is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

My Life-Long Quest

My life long quest

has been fulfilled

with peace and freedom

at my will.

The things I’ve always

held in mind

are here for me

to seek and find.

A place to play

a place to dream.

In wooded hills

by rushing streams.

The river, sea

and changing dunes

have now become

my daily tunes.

These changing scenes

have been my quest,

I know I’ve found

The very best.

—Betty Bird

Friends and family are welcome to join us for an open house on Monday, Dec. 30, celebrating Betty’s 99th birthday and life, from noon to 5 p.m. at her home. 

Feel free to send cards, which can be displayed if you can’t make it.

Burns’s Riverside Chapel Florence Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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