Betty Jeanne (Farlow) Jamack, 79, died Nov. 30, 2013, at her home in The Dalles.
She was born Aug. 9, 1934, in The Dalles, Ore., at The Dalles Hotel, which was owned by
her grandfather, located at the corner of First and Jefferson. She was the third child born to Willis Nelson Farlow and Flora Mae (McCulloch) Farlow. Her father delivered her and her Aunt Mabel helped.
Family lore says her aunt was so excited and curious about what the baby weighed that she wrapped her in a blanket, ran across the street to the grocer, weighed her, took her back across the street, wrapped her in another blanket and took the first one back to weigh so she would know how much the baby really weighed.
The family lived on a ranch above Maupin, Ore., until 1940. In 1940 they bought a ranch in Wapinitia, Ore. She attended school in Wapinitia and at Maupin High School, participating in cheerleading and sports. She was also one of the fastest typists to come out of Maupin High, timing at 120 words per minute.
She was an avid horseback rider. She participated in the races at the Wasco County Fair and at the race track at the Huckleberry Feast at HeHe Mill on the Warm Springs Reservation. She had a black-and-white mare called Babe that consistently won many races. She also loved gardening, ceramics, cooking and spending time with her family.
Betty married and lived in Wapinitia until 1954. She worked at the Redmond Heights Nursing Home for a period of time, then went to work at the Fireside Inn in Redmond. That was the beginning of a 40-plus-year career of working the bar and restaurant industry. She moved to The Dalles after her
divorce in 1964. She remarried in 1969 and divorced in 1986.
She worked at various restaurants until she went to work for Ross Bailey at Ole’s Supper Club. After retiring from Ole’s she worked at the American Legion and the Elks Club.
She is survived by her children Judy Delgado, Virginia Delco, Virgil Anderson and wife Debbie, Gene Anderson and wife Janet, Lee Anderson and wife Sandy, Shirley Ringlbauer and
husband John, Robert Jamack and wife Carla, a sister Greta Dean, 15 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Jack Farlow and sister Barbara
At her request, there will be no funeral services. Her ashes will be scattered at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Paralyzed Veterans of America and the Home at Last Humane Society.
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