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Betty Markwood


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Betty Markwood

Dallas, Oregon - Betty Phyllis Piepho was born on March 30,1922 in Seattle, WA to Edward Christopher and Phyllis Gertrude Piepho. Betty was the only child of Edward and Phyllis and learned late in life, that she had a half-sister, Joy. Sadly, Joy had already passed away. How she would have loved to have known Joy when she was living as she always wanted a sister. She lived in Seattle and later Bothell, WA. Betty came to know the Lord at the age of sixteen as a result of the ministry of Lake Sammamish Bible Camp (SAMBICA) and Dr. Annis and Ruby Jepson. She then attended Prairie Bible Institute and as a single 22-year-old answered the call to be a Missionary with West Indies Mission (now Worldteam) in Cuba. While she was there, she made the ultimate sacrifice when her beloved Daddy passed away. Betty served in Cuba with her future husband's brother, Louis, who arranged for them to meet. Lyle Edward Markwood and Betty Phyllis Piepho were married on September 1, 1956 at Lake Sammamish Bible Camp in Bellevue, WA where they would return to live in 1959 with one-year old daughter Linda after living in Denver, CO. Lyle graduated with a Dr. of Chiropractic and they moved to Bellevue, WA where daughters Claudia and Sandra were born. Betty served the Lord faithfully alongside her husband in many ministries at their home church, First Baptist of Redmond, including AWANA, youth group, singing in the choir that Lyle directed and many years as the church Mission's Treasurer. She shared her husband's passion for the Seattle Mariners and followed them until her last years. Her grandsons lovingly called her "The voice of the Mariners" as she often called them to tell them the score. She would love that the Mariners are in first place in the AL West. Betty stayed home with her girls until her youngest was in Junior High. She enjoyed working in a Christian art company as a picture framer and then in her son-in-law and daughter's restaurant. Lyle and Betty moved to Dallas, OR in1997 to be near family. She is a treasure: loyal, lover of Jesus, prayer warrior, compassionate, nurturing, peace maker, role model for us all. Betty is proceeded in death by her parents, her sister and her husband Lyle in December of 2017. She is survived by her daughters Linda Trammell (Marty), Claudia Howden (Mike) and Sandy Elliott (Brian), ten grandchildren and one in heaven, eight great grandchildren and two in heaven and her sister-in-law Wilma Shea Arndt. A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, June 16 at Valley Baptist Church of Perrydale 7445 Perrydale Rd, Amity, OR 97101, followed by a private family burial.
Published in StatesmanJournal on June 14, 2018
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