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Kore, Elizabeth M. Mrs. – Obituary

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Elizabeth M. “Betty” Kore, 91, of Beaverton, a former Baker City resident, died May 17, 2007, at Beaverton.

Her funeral Mass was celebrated May 21 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Beaverton.

Betty was born on June 25, 1915, at Libby, Mont. She was a Baker High School graduate and a graduate of Marylhurst College near Portland. She married Frank Kore in November 1941 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Portland. They lived at Portland and Eugene and then moved to Seattle, Wash., and later back to Portland.

Betty taught high school English and history for most of her adult life. She also had been a social director of nurses at Portland University and later was principal of Villa St. Rose in Portland.

She worked as a volunteer in many capacities. She was a Cub Scout den mother and president of the Assumption Parrish PTA.

In the 1950s, she was on a game show on KOIN TV Channel 4 where all the contestants were blindfolded and given a sweet to sample. She won $100 for being able to name everything that went into making their sample sweet.

Betty enjoyed playing bridge, reading, music and volunteering for her church, community and her children’s activity groups.

After the death of her husband, Frank, in 1997, she moved to Baker City to live with her sister, Nancy Garrett.

In 2003 Betty moved to Meadowbrook Place and just recently had moved to Beaverton.

Survivors include her son, Stephen Kore; her daughter, Mary Mohr; her sister, Nancy Garrett; and two grandchildren, Kelly and Erich.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church Renovation Fund.

Arrangements were under the direction of Pegg, Paxson & Springer Funeral Home.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, May 28, 2007

Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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