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In Memoriam: Betty Ruth Plotts (August 18, 1930 – April 16, 2022)

Betty Plotts happily went home to her Lord on April 16, 2022. Betty Ruth Brooks was born August 18, 1930 in Boyds, Washington to Carl Chester and Emma Fern Brooks. Betty and her twin brother Bob were the two youngest of 8 children. Betty attended Bruce Creek School in her elementary years and was a graduate of Colville High School in 1949. Shortly after high school Betty married Larry B. Plotts Jr. Betty and Larry had 4 sons in a 5 year period. They resided in the Colville, Washington area until 1962 when they relocated to Mill City, Oregon. Betty was a homemaker and Larry logged until his untimely death in a logging accident in 1981. In order to support herself, Betty started working at the Mehama Chicken Ranch and later at Kirsch True Value Hardware. A few years later she met Harold (Hal) Grimstad and they married in 1993. Betty and Hal were married until his death in 2010. Betty was a member of Mill City Christian Church for almost 60 years.

Preceding her in death were her parents, brothers Wilbur, Chester, Daniel and Robert as well as sisters Mildred Pope and Louise Fry. Betty is survived by sister Jean Tinlin of Kalispel, MT. Also surviving are sons Garry (Maria) of Salem, Gordon (Sherry) of Bay City, OR, Darrell (Karen) and David (Dawn) all of Mill City. Betty is survived by 13 grandchildren,17 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Transitions Health Hospice and McKillop Residence (Marian Estates) staff for their loving care. Services were at the Gates Community Church of Christ on Saturday, April 30 at 3:00 pm. Arrangements were made by Weddle Funeral Home in Stayton. Donations to Mill City Christian Church New Building Fund is the suggested remembrance.

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