Bettie P Dunbar
December 29, 1919 – January 2, 2021
Mom was born 101 years ago. Woodrow Wilson was President, Prohibition was just starting, and women had yet to secure the right to vote. Two weeks ago she contacted the Covid-19 virus, which brought an end to her well-lived life. She passed a few days after her 101st birthday. Mom was born and raised in Puyallup, graduated from the University of Washington, and retired from the Seattle School District, where she had been a special education teacher. During WWII she worked for the Red Cross. Mom and Horace were married in June of 1945 while he was still in the Army, and stayed married until his passing in 1999. They were world travelers, visiting 47 countries and Antarctica. In 1948 Bettie and Horace built their home in Fauntleroy, which is still in the family today. She loved animals (her favorite charity was the Woodland Park Zoo), traveling, and eschewing her Prohibition roots – martinis. Mom was a long time member of the Fauntleroy Community Church, where she sang in the choir for many years. Mom is survived by her three sons (Jerry, David, and Brian), 6 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. No memorial service is planned at this time.