Cameron Robert Ian Betts
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Cameron Betts tragically passed away on June 4th, 2012 in Bellevue Washington. He was 39 years old.
He was born February 24th, 1973 in Seattle, WA, the 6th and youngest son of Robert I. Betts and Carolsue Betts. He was raised in the Bothell/Redmond area and attended schools there. He graduated from Eastside Catholic High School and Bellevue Community College. He served in the US Marine Corps for four years and returned to the Redmond area. He was married to Allison Betts and had a daughter, Samantha Elizabeth Hope Betts as well as a son, Ruben Albornoz Betts, with Stephanie Albornoz.
He is survived by his parents Robert and Carolsue Betts and five brothers: Joe C Betts, Zachary M Betts and spouse Danielle, Benjamin M Betts, Jonathan A Betts and spouse Rose Ott, Scott E G Betts and spouse Jessica Burghardt Betts. Nieces: Jenna, Hanna, Josephine, Sydney, Marissa and Beatrice. Nephews Alex Betts and Jesse Evans. Aunts Cheri Esmond of Lawrence, Kansas and Lonna McNiel of Selma, Oregon. He had an extended family of Toni Ballmes Kaufholdt and Cathy Ballmes Gisvold. He was the pied piper to all who knew him.
His love of music, poetry and food led him to his passion in his leisure time as well as professional career. His band "Nothing Pretty" played locally and toured the US before he settled into a position with Nordstrom's Market Cafe; until his death.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations for his children's future education be made to: Cameron Betts Memorial Trust, Bank of America Account number 138101463846 and/or remembrances to Safe Crossings Foundation (Safecrossingsfoundation.org) or Eastside Academy (eastsideacademy.org)
A Celebration of his life will be held on Monday, June 11 at 1:00pm at Flintoft's 540 East Sunset Way, Issaquah, WA 98027. Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family's on-line guest book at
Arrangements made by Flintoft's Funeral Home and Crematory 425-392-6444
Published in The Seattle Times on June 10, 2012