Betty Jones Konkle
Betty was born in Independence, Kansas on January 28, 1934 to Cecil M. Jones and Bessie Wade Jones. Her family moved from Kansas to Giles Lake housing which was in northwest Portland in 1944 where her father was an electrician in the shipyards. In 1945 the family moved to 111Th N.E. Broadway where she lived with her parents and siblings Betty until she married. Betty graduated from Parkrose High School, class of 1951. She married Glen Konkle (class of 1950, Parkrose) in San Diego, CA on October 5, 1951. They made their home in southeast Portland and lived in east Multnomah county all their lives. Betty worked for IRS and CPA's most of her life. She volunteered at Meadowland Dairy Little League
field selling hot dogs and candy while her sons played in the little league teams. She was seen at the Rockwood Bowling Alley bowling several leagues with her hubby. Later her free time was spent taking/ or giving a tole painting classes and then; she learned quilting and got involved in genealogy. Mom will be missed by many. She was a great person and was a great hit with her kid's friends. Both Mom and Dad loved having the neighborhood kids around the house. I think it was because then they knew what their kids were doing.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband Glen,
brothers Jack and Bill Jones, son Kevin and granddaughter Monica. She is survived by her daughter
Tracy (Harry) Miller of Kasilof, Alaska and son Dana (Doris) Konkle and granddaughter Rylie all of Amboy, WA. Betty was buried with her husband in Smyrna Cemetery in Yoder, OR along with Glen's siblings who died in childhood. No services were held at Betty's request.