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Betty Zachary, 73, a Pine Valley resident, died March 7, 2002, at her daughter’s home in Halfway.
Her graveside service will begin at 1 p.m. at the Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway. The Rev. Bill Shields of the Pine Valley Presbyterian Church will officiate.
Betty was born in Halfway on March 31, 1928. Her parents were Cecil and Thelma Hubler Hewitt.
She was the second of four children. She was raised and educated in Halfway. Shortly after World War II she married Harry Lawton Zachary.
In 1947 she gave birth to her son, Gene Raymond Zachary. In 1949, her daughter, Patricia Lynn Zachary Luna, was born. Betty remained in Halfway with her family for the majority of her life, leaving only for short periods of time while her husband worked construction out of town.
When Harry left construction work, he and Betty purchased the bowling alley. Betty managed and worked in the restaurant portion for several years. Betty’s favorite hobby, which soon turned into a passion, was painting ceramics. She painted almost daily and often for hours at a time. She continued to paint until just a few weeks before her death.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father; a brother, Gary Hewitt; a sister, Shirley Curt; and her husband Harry.
She is survived by her son, Gene; a daughter, Patty; her brother, Dale Hewitt; granddaughters, Debbie Holcomb and Tammy Astley; grandsons, K.C. Zachary, Stacy Luna and Mike Masterson; and several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 15, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor