Betty (Miller) Brandt

Born: Fri., Feb. 3, 1933
Died: Mon., Jul. 2, 2012

Celebration of Life

1:00 PM Tue., Jul. 10, 2012

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Elizabeth Anne "Betty" Brandt passed away July 2, 2012 at her home in Hermiston, Oregon, at the age of 79. She was surrounded by her immediate family.

She was born to Harry and Gertrude Doering Miller, in their home in Maupin, Oregon on February 3, 1933. The family settled in Tillamook County, where she was raised. While there she met, fell in love with and married her childhood sweetheart, Donald F. Brandt, on November 14th of 1950. That was the beginning of 62 years of a love that grew stronger as the years went by.

Betty and Don settled in Stanfield where they raised 4 children; Don (deceased), Jerry, Bill and Terri. She created a home filled with love, laughter and God’s spirit. Betty was a stay-at-home mom, and learned to make delicious meals from all the fish and game that Don brought home. When Terri was in junior high, Betty went to work in the kitchen at Hinkle. When the restaurant at Hinkle closed, she worked in the kitchen at Stanfield Elementary.

When the busy years of raising her family were over, Betty began a long period of crafts that included doll making and quilting. Her porcelain dolls were high quality and she sold her craft work at holiday bazaars, which she enjoyed as much for the people as selling her work.

Over the years, pain in her hands forced her to give up the crafts, but it only changed where she applied her amazing energy. Family history became her focus, and over the next decade she traveled several states gathering together pieces that have become a treasured work in the Brandt family.

Her final weeks at home were filled with a steady, almost overwhelming, stream of visitors and an outpouring of love from the community. She remained loving, gracious and humorous to the end, and died peacefully knowing she was headed to a better place.

Betty is survived by her husband, Don of Hermiston; Son, Jerry and his wife Debbie Brandt of Hermiston; Son, Bill and wife Tracy Brandt of McMinnville, OR; Daughter, Terri Brandt-Correia and her husband Dave of Hermiston; Sister, Jeannine Moore of Paradise, CA; Brother, David Miller of Kalama, WA; 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; Son, Don Brandt and Brother, Bill Miller.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Vange John Memorial Hospice, 1050 W. Elm Ave., Suite 220, Hermiston, OR 97838.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. at the Stanfield Baptist Church in Stanfield, Oregon.

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Barbara and Greg Croall
   Posted Wed July 04, 2012
Our deepest heart felt sympathies go out to all the member of the Brandt family for their loss and may the spirit of this beautiful woman continue to enrich your lives always.

Mike and Dolly Daniels
   Posted Wed July 04, 2012
Our sincerest sympathies to the Brandt family. May you find peace and share the love that Betty so enriched everyone's live with. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Mr. @ Mrs James Geer
   Posted Thu July 05, 2012
Prays to all the family.

Henry and Kathy Baker
   Posted Thu July 05, 2012
Henry and I are so sorry for the loss of your mama, our prays go out to all of your family.Your mom was a wonderful lady.May peace be with you at this time.
Henry and Kathy Baker

Vicky Veliz
   Posted Fri July 06, 2012
My heart & prayers go out to you & your family.Find comfort in knowing she is in Gods hands. Vicky Morris Veliz

Tanja Rodriguez
   Posted Sat July 07, 2012
Don, so sorry to hear about the passing of Elizabeth. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Always a pleasure assisting Betty and you when you came to the Safeway pharmacy. I will miss seeing her smiling face. God speed. Tanja

Earl Winebarger
   Posted Sat July 07, 2012
Our deepest heart felt sympathies go out to the Brandt family. Know that the Lord will provide you with the spiritual strength you need during this time of mourning for the loss of your loved one. God Bless, Earl and Gica Winebarger

Sarah & Jay Zwiefelhofer
   Posted Mon July 09, 2012
Terri & Dave,
Just wanted you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers. You will miss your mom terribly, but the memories you will cherish forever. Our deepest sympathies go to you and your family. May God bless you. Sarah & Jay

Justin Betz
   Posted Mon July 09, 2012
Dearest Grandma Betty. I was extremely fortunate to be touched by Betty at a very young age. Even at my young age, there was no denying Betty was an incredibly special woman. She had such a strong, yet always warm and loving personality. When she talked, I listened. And that laugh...I will forever be able to hear her big laugh. One of my absolute favorites. It was big, appreciative, and very distinct. I honestly cannot recall a time being around her when she didn't laugh. A true one of a kind, beautiful woman inside and out. She will forever live in my heart and mind. My most sincere sympathy and deepest condolences go out to the Brandt family near and far. I love you all very, very much. My heart and thoughts are with you.

Adila (Burchett) Gibson
   Posted Wed October 10, 2012
It is with loss I write in Betty's passing. She was a GREAT lady, and what a find she was for Don. She was a totally devoted wife and mother all of her life. I attended church with her as a child, and she was always a favorite. She had many friends and a very loving family. As a young woman myself, she shared her love of needlework with me and taught me some Russian embroidery.... Many things she has left with us in our memories, and will not be forgotten, but will live forever in that. She was a child of God, so I know she is at peace with him. In that, I find hope to see her again someday.