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Obituary: Betz, Grace B.

Sun., July 7, 2013, midnight

Age 93

BETZ, Grace B.

(Age 93) Passed away June 20, 2013 peacefully in her sleep.

Grace was born September 22, 1919 to James and Kathryn Shindler in Malden, WA.

She moved with her parents and sister Edna Weigand to Hayden, ID and then to Cheney, WA where Grace’s parents owned a dairy farm.

Grace attended college at EWCE where she received her bachelor’s degree in teaching.

Grace taught in Colfax and Cheney.

She married William Edward Betz, lived in Cheney and then moved to Williams Lake in 1958 to raise their family.

Grace was involved in PEO, Beta, and politics.

She is survived by her daughter; Sue Betz-Higgins.

Sons; Jim and Franklin (Lynda).

Grandchildren; Edward, Scott, Crystyl and Jeff.

Great-grandchildren; Shyenne, John and Elizabeth.

A private family burial service will be held at Spokane Memorial Gardens.

A reception will follow for the public at Spokane County Fire District 3, Station 1, S 10 Presley Drive, Cheney, WA from 2 - 4 p.m. on July 11, 2013.

Contributions may be made in her memory to: SCFD #3 Volunteer Fire Association.

Cheney Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.

Online guestbook at



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