MINA GRANDAHL BROWN BETTS

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MINA GRANDAHL BROWN BETTS Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home Mina was born February 11, 1922 in Mobridge, South Dakota, to Amund and May Grandahl. Mina started school in South Dakota. While in grade school her family decided to move to Joseph, Oregon where she completed her education. She graduated from Enterprise High School in 1940. After graduation, Mina started employment for a creamery. While working there, she met Burl Brown. They dated and later married, August 24, 1942. In 1956 they adopted a three-month old baby boy and named him Roy. In 1959 Burl got a job at Hanford. They family relocated to Kennewick. Mina enrolled at CBC and completed bookkeeping courses. As a family they enjoyed vacations to Washington and Oregon coasts, as well as many camping trips. After Burl passed in December 1976, Mina then worked for Royal Crown Bottling Co. in Pasco. In 1990, she met Parlan Betts and married in January 1991. They traveled extensively. Parlan passed in November 1992. Mina belonged to the Red Hats Society and Rambling Rovers. She belonged to the local Eagles. Mina also belonged to the Rebekahs where she held several offices. Mina loved to travel, played Bingo, knitted and crocheted and other crafts. She was an excellent seamstress. Preceded in death by her parents and three sisters, Macel, Dorothy, and Lois; her husbands, and Parlan's daughter, Bette. Mina is survived by her loving son, Roy Brown and Parlan's children Lila, Mary Ann, Parlan Jr. and Laura. Her granddaughter Ceara, two great-granddaughters Caydince and Paige and niece Sherrie Matthews. Special thanks to Hospice, Tri-City Retirement, Lourdes and Dr. Daniel Quiroz office. All of you are a blessing to the family. Viewing will be held Thursday, May 26, 2016, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home, 1401 S. Union Street, Kennewick. Graveside services will be Friday, May 27th, 11:00 a.m., at Desert Lawn Memorial Park, 10th and Union Street, Kennewick. The family invites you to sign their online tribute wall at www.muellersfuneral homes.com.
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Kennewick, WA 99338
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Published in Tri-City Herald on May 25, 2016