Betty was a warm, loving woman with a big smile and kind word for everyone she met. She exuded class, charm, and charisma and nearly always wore a Hawaiian-style flower in her hair.
I recently had the good fortune to marry one of Betty's granddaughters, Jennifer. We visited "Grandma James" in Eugene in January last year and she was truly a gem: funny, engaging, and sincere. She still had a mischievous twinkle in her eye and her warmth and wit were on full display.
Betty's spirit lives on in her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and in the many people whose lives she touched.
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.