Nov. 12, 1927 to April 13, 2018 - Betty J. Bledsoe passedpeacefully on April 13, 2018 at her residence in Troutdale.

Betty J. BledsoeBetty J. Bledsoe, 90, passed

peacefully on April 13, 2018

at her residence in Troutdale,

Oregon. The daughter of Elmer

and Eunice (Ham) Winkler, she

was born in Salem, Oregon on

November 12, 1927. Betty grew

up in Southern California where

she enjoyed the sun, beach and

family. She attended El Monte

and Monrovia high schools and

following graduation studied

bookkeeping at a business college.

On May 3, 1952 she married Charles Bledsoe, a

family friend. The family lived in various locations

as Charles was career US Air Force. Following his

military duty of some 20 plus years, the family, which

now included three children, settled in Boring, Oregon.

With the children grown, Betty and Charles moved

to Southeast Portland where Betty worked in several

bookkeeping jobs. She enjoyed traveling, creating

crafts, painting and baking. Most important of all to

Betty was her family and her Christian faith. She was a

member of Easthill Church in Gresham where she was

active in Bible study and the Seasoned Saints group.

Following the death of Charles in 2011, Betty

moved to a retirement community where she enjoyed

playing cards, socializing and special events.

Betty is survived by her daughters Cindy Ault

and Maureen Noblitt; son Charles "Chuck" Bledsoe;

grandchildren Robin, Amanda, Jessica, Timothy,

Jennifer, Jeremy and Misty; 6 great-grandchildren--

with one on the way; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband

Charles, brother Elmer "Bud" Winkler, and sister

Margie Budworth.

Memorial service will be Monday, April 30th, 2018 at

Easthill Church in Gresham. Graveside rites and burial

will be that morning at Willamette National Cemetery.

Her guestbook is available at

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