Betty M. Anderson, 85, Weippe

     Betty M. Anderson of Weippe passed away Sunday, March 13, 2011, at Orchards Rehabilitation and Care Center in Lewiston. Betty was born March 21, 1925, to Elizabeth and Herman Moore, in Orofino. She was the second of three children.
     Betty married Clifford (Kip) Anderson, a dashing young man she first met in the fourth grade. They shared 55 years together, until Kip's death in 2005.
     The Moore family moved often during her childhood, with stops in Orofino, Yakima and Kennewick, until finally settling in Weippe. Betty was raised during a time when it was uncommon for a young lady to work outside of the home. After attending Kinman Business School in Spokane, Betty worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, waited tables at a family-owned diner, spent time at Zimmerly Aviation, the post office and finally working as a secretary for the Weippe elementary and middle schools for more than 30 years.
     An active student and athlete, Betty took part in basketball, volleyball and ice skating on the millpond. She and her sister viewed everything as being something of an adventure. What fun they had! Betty had a love of music that lasted throughout her life. Most Saturday evenings ended with Betty at the piano playing “Bill Bailey” while others sang and danced.
     Survivors include her children; a sister; a brother; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Betty was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved husband Kip.
     Betty was a strong-willed individual, always willing to speak her mind. She was respected for her musical talents and her typing skills. In her later years, Betty spent many hours sharing pictures and fond memories with her family and friends. Betty will be missed by all who knew her.
     A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Weippe Wesleyan Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Pine Hills Funeral Chapel of Orofino. A covered-dish dinner gathering will be at the IOOF Hall immediately following the memorial service.

Lewiston Tribune, March 16, 2011
Transcribed by Kerry Kasza

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