Betty J. Bledsoe
Betty 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
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 www.penttilaschapel.com.