Betty Jean Tucker former Umatilla, Oregon resident, of Winlock, Washington was born on November 30, 1934 in Parsons, Kansas. She passed away on June 10, 2019 in Centralia, Washington at the age of 84 years. Betty was raised and attended school in Echo, Oregon. She lived in Washington and Oregon where she worked as a cook in various restaurants as well as owning and operating “LaCasita Blanca” in Sweet Home, Oregon for several years. Betty returned to Echo, Oregon and later lived in Stanfield for a time before she was united in marriage to Lawrence Tucker on January 1, 1970 in Kennewick, Washington. They lived in Snohomish, WA, Tumwater, WA, Springfield, OR and Grand Coulee, WA before settling in Umatilla, Oregon in 2004. Betty moved to Winlock, Washington in 2015 where she has lived since. She had been a member of the Eagles and Moose Lodges in Grand Coulee, Washington. Betty fishing, camping, trips in the motor home, crabbing, playing bingo and was an animal lover.
She is survived by her sons: Gordon Blankenship and wife Molly, Stanfield, OR, James Blankenship, Irrigon, OR; daughter: Ona Felker and her husband Mike, Winlock, WA; brother: Rock Wright, Hermiston, OR; 7 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband Larry Tucker, daughter: Kim Marlnee, grandson: Jason Blankenship and her parents.
A Memorial service will be held on Monday, June 24, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. at Community Crossroads Church, Stanfield, Oregon.
A private family burial will be held at the Echo Cemetery, Echo, Oregon.
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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon is in care of arrangements.