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Obituary: Persyn, Betty

Sun., Aug. 25, 2013, midnight

PERSYN, Betty Betty Persyn was born, December 31st, 1933 to Jim and Juanita Olson of Outlook, Washington She spent most of her childhood on her parent’s farms in Opportunity, Moran Prairie, and Deer Valley before finally residing in Newport, Washington at the age of sixteen, where her parents owned and operated the Richfield gas station and motel.

After graduating from Newport High School she worked at the ‘Ideal Spot’ as a waitress until she met her husband, Dean Persyn, on the dance floor.

They were married in October of 1956.

Betty worked as a librarian, then worked and retired as a clerk for the City of Newport.

Betty enjoyed being a part of many organizations such as: the Rebecca’s, the Eagles, REAC, and Soroptomist.

She also enjoyed: reading, cooking, bingo, bridge, and spending time with her many friends and family members.

Betty is preceded in death by her parents and brother Gene Olson, and Survived by a brother, Jerry Olson of Wyoming.

She will be dearly missed by her husband, Dean Persyn.

Her son: Neil and his wife Kendra Persyn, their children, Kevin and Desiree, their two grandchildren, Kanyon and Waylon.

Her Daughter: Valorie Persyn, her children: Nick, Joey, Autumn, and Stormy, and her grandchildren: Aleigha and Ashlynn, as well as many friends, and neighbors.

In honor of Betty’s wishes there will be no services, in Lieu of flowers we request that donations be made to Hospice of Spokane or the Newport High School Alumni Association.

Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home in Newport is in charge of arrangements.

Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest book at Sherman Knapp Funeral Home and Crematory Mail: PO Box 809 Newport, WA.

99156 Phone: 509-447-3118 Fax: 509-447-3247


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