Bettie Romaine, age 93, a longtime resident of Portland, Ore., died December 7, 2015 at The Springs at Mill Creek assisted living facility in The Dalles.
Bettie was born in Elma, Wash., on August 10, 1922, the oldest of two daughters to Bessie and Perry Bradley and was raised in Enterprise, Ore. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family and friends; she loved the outdoors—camping, hiking, waterskiing and bird watching; going for long rides and travel. Her favorite places were her place at Lake Merwin Camper’s Hideaway, in Amboy, Wash., and her timeshare in Kauai, Hawaii. She was a longtime member of Delta Chi Sigma—a philanthropic Sorority and The Red Hatters. Before Bettie lost her sight to macular degeneration, she enjoyed reading, playing cards, flower arranging, gardening, going to plays and art museums; and she especially liked to entertain and hosted many holiday and other gatherings. She was famous for her fabulous birthday cakes and pot roast dinners.
Bettie was preceded in death by her parents, beloved husband Jack and sister Joyce Bays. She is survived by her daughter, Jill Brown-Leash and son-in-law, Doug Leash, The Dalles; grandsons Treyce HJ Austin, Troutdale, Ore., Dana Brown, Boise, Idaho, and Greg Brown, Portland, Ore.; and great-granddaughter, Tayler Romaine Austin, Vancouver, Wash.
Bettie was well cared for this past year by the wonderful caregivers and staff at The Springs at Mill Creek. Special thanks to Amy Sugg, and medical providers Nicole Pashek and Denise Dion.
A celebration of life will be held on Friday, December 18, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at Gresham Memorial Chapel, 257 SE Roberts Ave., Gresham, Ore.
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