Sunset Hills Memorial Park & Funeral Home

1215 145th Place SE, Bellevue, WA


Betty Jane Henseler

July 2, 1923January 4, 2020

Betty Jane Henseler, age 96 passed away on Saturday January 4, 2020. Betty Jane was born July 2, 1923 in Seattle, Washington. She graduated from Broadway High School and worked in the Seattle area for many years as a secretary.

Betty Jane is survived by her husband Gene of 50 years with whom enjoyed many years of traveling and dancing. Betty was an amazing cook and musician and loved reading, especially about history.

Betty Jane was preceded in death by her brother, Robert; sister Ellis; daughter Zee; and daughter Barbara.

Betty Jane was sincere, kind, caring and generous and touched all who knew and loved her. Betty will be deeply missed.

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  • Betty grew up in Seattle and graduated from Broadway High.


  • Visitation Friday, January 10, 2020
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 10, 2020
  • Graveside Service Friday, January 10, 2020
  • Reception Friday, January 10, 2020


Betty Jane Henseler

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Carol Shultes

January 9, 2020

My name is Carol. I am Betty's daughter-in-law, and I have so many happy memories of time spent with Gene and Betty that I don't even know where to begin. One favorite memory is of one time after I had breast cancer and Gene took me to the hospital and introduced himself to the staff as my "Poppa". then he took me back to their home where Betty took care of me until my husband got off work and came to get me. Betty cooked a wonderful dinner for us and we had a great time talking and laughing! Another really great memory is of the time Betty and I decided to go to the Washington State Fair in Puyallup, just the two of us. We bought matching Mae West dolls, had lunch, walked around the fairgrounds to see the exhibits and just enjoy ourselves! On one of Betty's birthdays, we bought her an ice cream cake, which she had never heard of before but seemed to really enjoy. Another time they were at our home for dinner and I made a Buttermilk Pie, and then had to get out the recipe because Gene insisted it tasted like a Lemon Pie.