Michele Denise (Raney) Betts
1952 - 2020
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Michele Denise (Raney) Betts

1952 ~ 2020

Our beautiful and most loved

Wife, Mother, Sister, Aunt,

Friend and Child of Jesus left us

this Mother's Day, May 10, 2020.

As a family and community,

we are bewildered, lost, and so

incredibly sad.

Michele was born October 13,

1952 to her loving parents Paul

and Grace Raney and raised in

the community of St. Catherine

Parish in NE Seattle. Michele

was the youngest of the siblings

she adored: Pat (Barbara)

Raney, Sandra (Virgil) Reynolds,

Larry (Betti) Raney, and

her best friend, sister Paula

(Michael) Huisman.

Growing up in Seattle Michele

excelled in entertaining her family and the public. Her activities included performing dance with sister Paula for a traveling Elks group, representing Seattle as the official Trade Dollar Kid for the Century 21 World's Fair, performing with the Holy Angels Drill Team as well as a

1969-70 O'Dea Cheerleader, and

representing the community

of Roosevelt as the 1971 Miss

Roosevelt Seafair Princess.

Michele is survived by her husband Michael Betts and a family of eighteen children and grandchildren. As time passes we will remember her love for family, Easter, Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and especially Christmas!

And, of course, birthdays!

She loved all the birthdays!

Funeral Mass and a Celebration

of Life will be announced soon.

Please sign Michele's online

Guest Book at www.Legacy.com

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in The Seattle Times from Jul. 1 to Jul. 2, 2020.
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July 31, 2020
Heidi Austin
July 21, 2020
A funeral Mass will take place on Friday July 31. Please contact Mike for more information.
Michael Betts
July 5, 2020
Michele with youngest grandchild.
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Michael Betts
July 4, 2020
I knew Michelle at Holy Angels. I was the drill team captain. Michelle was a strong member. Every year the drill team participated in a city-wide competition. As part of that competition there was an individual competition involving one member of each drill team. When Michelle was a sophomore, she represented Holy Angels. She was nervous about the competition and it always helped to talk it over with her. While she didn't win the competition, she represented HA very well. I preceded Michelle as an O'Dea cheerleader. This was something she really wanted and I can remember working with her to learn some of the cheers prior to the tryouts. She also participated in HA annual Gym Night, a basketball competition between classes. From what I remember, Michelle was always a cheerleader for her class at Gym Night. I remember Michelle as smart, funny and really focused on goals she wanted to achieve. Her family and friends are in my prayers.
Kathy Morken Dunn
July 3, 2020
Her house was on my paper route on 15th NE We called her Mike.
So sad to see this.
July 2, 2020
I am so very sorry to read of Michelle's death. I remember a sweet little blonde girl, lovingly costumed and encouraged by Grace, entertaining us all. My sympathies to all the Raneys.
Ann O'Sullivan Nachtigal
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