Margaret Betty Erickson (Penhallegon)

March 12, 1922January 24, 2019

Betty passed into our Heavenly Father’s arms on January 24, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was born March 12, 1922 to Hugh and Florence Van Doren in Wenatchee, Washington.

Betty grew up in Wenatchee, Washington where she attended Wenatchee Valley Community College. She went on to receive her RN degree from Deaconess Hospital and Eastern State Hospital. She worked for Memorial Hospital, Summitview Manor, and Ahtanum Nursing Home. She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church and was an active member of The Women’s Century Club. Betty had a passion for the Lord and for those less fortunate. She was a strong advocate for the Union Gospel Mission where she served faithfully for many years.

Betty is preceded in death by her husbands Thomas MacDonald, Charles Penhallegon, Albert Erickson and grandson Joey Penhallegon.

Betty is survived by her children, Dan (Libby) Penhallegon, Marty (Linda) Penhallegon, and Judy (Wayne) Adams. She is also survived by grandchildren: David, Ryan, Sara and Katie Penhallegon, Susan Delia, Ty, Tory and Nicole Adams, Tammy Arado and 11 great grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the staff at Highgate Senior Living for the wonderful care given her. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial gifts to the Union Gospel Mission.

Langevin Funeral Home is handling final funeral arrangements.


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Margaret Betty Erickson (Penhallegon)

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Barbara Hoggatt

January 27, 2019

I wish I did have a photo! And I have so many fond memories . Mr. and Mrs. Penhallegon were my second set of parents, Judy the sister and Marty and Dan my second brothers. I am grateful to them all. Betty worked at Summitview Nursing Home as a nurse and I worked one summer during college as a nurses aid. That experience led to a long and meaningful career in gerontology and hospice.
I will always remember Betty as generous, kind and fun loving. My love and condolences to Judy, Marty and Dan and their families too.