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Betty Louise Webley passed away peacefully December 31, 2012, in Beaumont, California, at the home of her daughter, Jo Ellen Champion, after a brief decline. Her daughter Jane Louise Heth of Fayetteville, Arkansas, was also at her side. Born in Eagle Grove, Iowa, on April 22, 1927, to Richard Kenneth Albee and Edith Dayberry Albee, she was one of five children.
Betty lived the majority of her adult life in Des Moines, Iowa, where she married and raised three children. She was employed by several companies including Farmers Insurance and the Principal Financial Group. Betty also volunteered time in support of many nonprofit agencies. At age 69, Betty moved to Idyllwild, California, where she continued her volunteer activities.
Betty is survived by her brother Winton Albee, her two daughters, and two grandchildren, Summer Heth and Jared Heth. She was preceded in death by her son, Jefferson Kenneth Webley, and siblings Curtis, Ardis, and Leon.
Published in Des Moines Register on Jan. 6, 2013