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Marilyn J. (Watts) Betts


Marilyn J. (Watts) Betts (age 77) Of Medical Lake, Wash. died Saturday, June 7, 2014 from complications following a stroke she suffered on April 5, 2014.

She was born Oct. 25, 1936 to Howard and Esther Watts in Pomona, Kan. She moved from Kansas to Washington state in 1946. She grew up in Richland and graduated from Columbia High School.

She moved to Medical Lake in 1967, residing on Silver Lake with her husband Dick and family. Her husband Richard W. Betts, six children, 15 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, three sisters, many cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and her beloved dogs Sophie and Max survive her.

A memorial service for friends and family was held to celebrate her life on June 11. Private internment will be at the Washington State Veteran’s Cemetery in Medical Lake. Online guest book at 


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