Elizabeth Frances Boddy
February 4, 1929 – June 21, 2020
Elizabeth Frances Boddy, age 91, passed away in Lynnwood, WA on June 21st, 2020. She and her husband Marshall Clair Boddy were married nearly 72 years. Marshall, known as “Bill”, continues to reside in Bothell, WA where they lived the past 40 years. Betty was born on February 4, 1929 in a Seattle hospital to Frank B. Wallace and Elizabeth Noble Wallace. She and Bill raised five children; Barbara Havens (d), Beverly MacRae (d), Rebecca Taylor (spouse Randall Taylor), Beth Arndt, and Bradley Boddy (d).
Betty graduated from Lincoln High School and shortly thereafter married her “drug store soda shop" patron, and sweetheart Bill. Her next job was at Hancock Fabrics where she worked for many years, until retiring. That job helped fuel her passion for sewing and sewing she did! Anything and everything resulted from her efforts: Barbie doll clothes to wedding dresses, men’s jackets and suits, to stuffed animals, quilted blankets and spreads. Crocheting and knitting, embroidery work, as well as cooking, baking and trying new recipes were some of her other past times. Betty’s hands were always busy; thus, her gifts were most often hand made. Among other items each of her 5 children received full sized bed quilts; her 14 grandchildren and (soon to be) 50 great grandchildren also received baby quilts or afghans made with love.
Betty was quiet and a bit shy, but truly enjoyed people and particularly watching children. She was funny with a quick wit, lovely laugh and a gentle, endearing nature. She is dearly missed and will remain in the hearts of all who know her.
Her surviving family includes her husband Bill, daughters Becky (Randy), Beth, grandchildren, great grandchildren and three great, great grandchildren.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Elizabeth Frances Boddy
July 11, 2020
I have many special memories of my Grandmother.
Among the best are those at the Lake Goodwin Cabin. She always looked content sitting in the yard by the water with a sewing project. She welcomed anyone who wanted to pull up a chair and chat. He smile was warm and unforgettable. I remember endearing interactions she had with Grandpa Bill, her love for him was obvious. After a few hours of sitting in the sun, she'd head up the hill to the cabin to prepare food for the family. The food she prepared was always delicious.
Holidays with the family were always celebrated with fantastic food as her children inherited her gift for cooking. I thank her for my own love for cooking as I was blessed her influence as well as her oldest daughter's (my mother).
Grandma Betty shared her interest for cooking and for sewing with my mother. If my mother (Barb) were here, she would share how much love and respect she had for her mother (my Grandmother). She always spoke highly of her. Growing up, we'd visit her at the fabric store. Mom enjoyed showing off Grandma's handmade gifts, proud of her incredible skill. We proudly wore her handmade dresses and saved them for our own children to wear. They are cherished keepsakes.
I do have one particularly funny memory of my Grandmother to share. She accompanied Grandpa Bill as he gave me a driving lesson. Unfortunately, I drove through a red light on a left turn during that lesson. The image of my sweet Grandmother clinging to the door handle in the back seat is permanent in my mind. It wasn't funny a the time but I've laughed about it since. What stands out even more though, is the fact that she didn't say a word, no judgement or correction, no anger or frustration.
I am proud to call Betty Boddy my Grandmother, I cherish the memories I have of her and hope to pass on a little bit of who she was to my own children.