Celeste Elizabeth 'Bettie' Hutton
Bettie passed away peacefully in her sleep at 95 from complications of Alzheimer's, the family was always near. The family would like to thank the Hope House adult foster home and hospice for the wonderful care she received near the end.
Bettie was born in Hoquiam, Washington to Nicholas and Marie Fetsch. She went to school in Elma and Malone, Washington.
After graduation she met and married Olin L. Hutton in 1941. They lived in Tacoma, Washington, Belgrade, Montana, Springfield, and Sweet Home, Oregon before settling in St. Helens in 1961.
Bettie and Olin immediately joined the fellowship of Sunset Park Church of God where she taught Sunday school for many years. In 1968 they built a house in Warren where she lived until 2016 when she moved to the Hope House.
Bettie was a housewife and a great role model. Her children thought she was the hardest working person they knew.
Hobbies during her life included needlework, flower and vegetable gardening, word games and sewing. She was very involved in her church and fundraising for the American Cancer Society.
Bettie was preceded in death by her husband, Olin; brother, Robert Fetsch; and sisters, Lucile Nyman and Vivian Minnick.
Bettie is survived by daughters, Carolin Harris and Barbara Kawamoto; and sons, James and Doug Hutton; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held at Sunset Park Community Church at 174 Sunset Blvd., St Helens, on Wednesday May 9, at 1 p.m.
Contributions in her name can be given to the Humane Society or the American Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.columbiafh.com.
Columbia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 503-397-1154.