Betty Carol Rison (Cooley)

March 21, 1937June 8, 2019

On the road again, heaven bound. Betty C. Rison (Cooley) age 82, was born March 21, 1937 in Naches, Washington, and was called home on June 8, 2019. Betty was raised with her siblings in Naches and regardless of where she lived, always considered Naches her home.

Betty was loved by all who knew her and was truly the kindest, most caring, and loving person. Betty was proud of her large family and enjoyed spending time with her best friends Mavis and Ruth. Betty was the matriarch of her family and enjoyed babysitting numerous nieces and nephews, spending time with her family, and attending family reunions. She also loved her birthday dinner celebrations every year and going out dancing with her family and friends. She was a collector of all things Betty Boop, loved to travel, and enjoyed drawing as a pastime.

Betty is survived by her daughters Teresa Davison of Naches and Sheila Weber of Yakima. Her son Troy Rison and wife Jennifer of Selah, as well as 7 granddaughters Stephanie Hayes, Courtney Shephard, Nicole Brown, Ashley Rison, Brittany Rison, Lindsey Rison, and Kristy Rison, and 1 grandson Chase Rison. She is also survived by 6 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents Lemuel Cooley and Alice (Botts) Cooley, her husband Terry Rison, two sisters, five brothers, daughter Pamela Rison, and son Todd Rison.

Betty will always be remembered by her quick wit, sass, and sense of humor. She always had the greatest stories to tell and memories to share. She was the best copilot to have on long road trips, as she would make sure you stayed awake and kept the stories coming. There will never be another “Aunt Betty”, as she is simply irreplaceable. The grandchildren will always remember Grandma Rison by the many games she would create, playing card games, and her favorite dice game 10,000. She was a light in our family and the one we could always count on. Betty will be deeply missed by all her family and friends.

“A family can develop only with a loving woman as it’s center.” – Karl W. F. Schlegel

Viewing will be at Keith & Keith Funeral Home, 902 Yakima Ave. Yakima, Washington on Friday June 14th 2019 from 4pm to 8pm, and Saturday June 15th from 9am to 1pm. A Graveside service will be held on Saturday June 15, 2019 at 2:30pm at Naches Cemetery, Kel Lowry Rd. Naches, Wa.

Fond memories or expressions of sympathy may be shared at


  • Ahsley Rison
  • Lindsey Rison
  • Stephanie Hayes
  • Brittany Rison
  • Kristy Rison
  • Nicole Brown
  • Bill Miskar, Honorary
  • Josh Miskar, Honorary


  • Visitation Friday, June 14, 2019
  • Visitation Saturday, June 15, 2019
  • Graveside Service Saturday, June 15, 2019


Betty Carol Rison (Cooley)

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Alisa Samuels

June 16, 2019

My name is Lisa. I was her Wednesday afternoon care provider and friend. She would always have a smile and a hi for me when I got to her home. She loved the westerns on TV. She would want me to watch Bonanza with her after my work was finished. We would go for walks down the halls of her apartment building. In the nice weather we would go outside to the gazebo in the courtyard. Even though she was hurting, she loved me putting lotion on her legs and feet. Then massaging her feet and legs helped so she could walk easier. I will always cherish the time I was able to spend with her. Betty was a very special lady. I will miss her greatly.

Phyllis Smiley

June 13, 2019

A childhood friend for over sixty years .we had some good times growing up . Rest in peace .you have earned a place in heaven.

Barbara Swanner

June 12, 2019

Aunt Betty...Larger than life, lives on in our hearts. Her memory will always bring a smile to my face and a warmth to my heart. Gone but never forgotten! Fly high! Barbara Lowery Swanner-

Sheila Weber

June 12, 2019

Thank you for your unconditional love, giving, selflessness, and sassiness.
I think of you every day and thank God for giving me the special gift - YOU.
(Your easiest birth!)