Betty Lou (Edgerton) Fox, a long term resident of Kettle Falls, Washington, passed away July 30, 2021.
Betty was born on Sept. 16, 1927, in Wichita, Kansas, to Vernon and Florence (Keefouer) Edgerton.
Howard and Betty, high school sweethearts, exchanged vows on April 11, 1947, after Howard returned from the military.
Betty worked several different jobs: she worked in a shipyard during the war, at a milk carton factory and at Jantzen Knitting Mill while taking care of the household and raising four children.
When Howard became employed by Boise Cascade, she became a full-time housewife.
Betty loved the beach. Family trips were usually to the Oregon coast, including one of her favorite beaches Seaside, Oregon.
Cooking family meals, gardening and keeping an immaculate yard were just a couple of her favorite pass times.
She enjoyed crocheting and knitting, making beautiful Afghans for her daughters and grandchildren.
She and Howard loved playing Pinochle with family and friends. Betty and Howard often played cribbage resulting in rambunctious grudge matches.
Towards the end, because of dementia and declining vision, TV became her entertainment. She enjoyed listening to game shows and all the oldies to take up her time.
Our mother, Betty, lovingly called "Granny" by the family, will no longer struggle in the darkness here on earth, but live in the light of the heavens.
Betty is preceded in death by her loving husband, Howard L. Fox; parents, Vernon and Florence Edgerton; brothers, Rongle and Ronlad; sister, Anna Lee.
Betty is survived by sister, Darlene (Doug) Christensen; children, Merle Mann, Susan (Buzz) Webley, Debra (Jim) Depaulo, Denice (Mike) Fredrickson; eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren, as well has a host of extended family and friends.
Our family would like to give a big special "Thank You" to the staff of Brighton Court Assisted Living and Memory Care, Spokane Valley, Washington, for their compassionate and excellent care.
Luke 23:43- And he said to him, "Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise."
A graveside service for Betty Lou Fox was held on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, at 10 a.m. in Meyers Falls Cemetery.
Memorial donations in honor of Betty may be made to a charity or organization of your choice
. Please visit the online memorial and sign her guestbook at www.danekasfuneralchapel.com.
Danekas Funeral Chapel has been entrusted with Betty's care.
Published by The Statesman Examiner from Aug. 10 to Aug. 11, 2021.