Betty Lou Jermann
1930 - 2020
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Betty Lou Jermann Passed from this life into her heavenly home, surrounded by her family on June 21, 2020. Born October 5, 1930 in Shelton, WA to George and Ethel Bell. Preceded in death by her parents, stepfather, John Dale, brother, Robert Bell, and her son, Daniel Southwick. Betty is survived by daughters Susan Southwick and Carla (Brian) Pfister. Sons Donald Southwick, Richard (Maranatha) Kelley, Michael (Susanna) Kelley, and Jeffery (Diane) Kelley. 16 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Dixie Bell, and special friends John and Jodi Mundt; along with many beloved fur babies throughout the years. Betty graduated from Shelton High School in 1948. Most of her working years were spent in hospitality, as a bartender and a cook. Betty had a variety of hobbies over the years. Many evenings were spent at the local bingo hall or sitting at home crocheting hats, scarfs or afghans for her family. On weekends you would find her hitting up garage sales searching for treasures and bartering for the best deals. She loved to go camping with her kids and grandkids. She was especially excited to camp along the Hood Canal where she could search for clams and oysters. She was an excellent cook and baker. Anyone who tasted her clam chowder, banana bread, hot buttered rum mix or homemade raspberry jam knew she had a gift. Betty's faith was very important to her. She attended Immanuel Celebration Church in Tacoma for many years. Funeral Service will be celebrated at 11am on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 in the Valley Chapel, at Mountain View Funeral Home and Crematory, 41100 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood. Burial will follow.

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Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on Jun. 28, 2020.
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June 29, 2020
Our dear friend and neighbor Betty will be missed very much. Many of my friends, family, and daycare families knew her. She was a beautiful person with a huge heart. She loved to visit with the daycare kids when they played outside. The kids would run to the fence to say "Hi Betty!" and show off their outfits to her. She always complimented them on how cute they looked. She often had Otter Pops for them and loved to bake her famous banana bread for us. Betty loved coming to our parties and socializing with everyone. She was always here for us when we needed anything as we were there for her. We were there for each other for 25 years. She was right beside us watching Alex grow up and always said she was so proud of him. We sure will miss our sweet friend Betty Lou.
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June 28, 2020
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John Mundt
June 28, 2020
Sure gonna miss those grandma hugs, they were the best! Love the Brewers
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