"Betty" King passed away, Wednesday, September 5th at her home in West Sacramento, California surrounded by her loving family.
Elizabeth "Betty" Carolyn Jackson was born July 18, 1930 on Diamond Prairie near Wallowa, Oregon to William "Lester" Jackson and Letty (McGraw) Jackson.
She graduated from Wallowa High School in 1948. Betty married Michael Holloran in 1950 at Wallowa and they were blessed with three children Ed, Patti and Peggy. They lived in Wallowa until1959 when they moved to Celestial Valley, California with the Ed Holloran & Son Logging operation. The family returned to Wallowa in 1966 and after 21 years of marriage, Mike passed away in 1971.
Upon returning to Wallowa, Betty was instrumental in rejuvenating the Wallowa Alumni Association. She loved locating graduates and hearing from them. Her memory of people and events was astonishing. She worked several years at Shell Mercantile in Wallowa and was Treasurer of Wallowa County in 1973-74.
Betty married Merrill King in 1974 and moved to West Sacramento, California. They enjoyed 38 years together spending summers in Wallowa and winters in California after Merrill's retirement.
Betty was a genuine friend to everyone. She had a warm and contagious smile and a loving manner that touched your heart. Betty loved her family, friends and having guests. No one left hungry or empty handed!
Betty followed all kinds of sports and excelled at bowling. She enjoyed many bowling trips, including several state and national tournaments. She also loved to travel and look up relatives and friends. A highlight of Betty's was when she was a member of the 1948 Chief Joseph Days Rodeo court.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents Lester and Letty Jackson, her husband Mike Holloran, and her sister Arleta Neumann. She is survived by her loving husband Merrill, children and their spouses Ed and Jackie Holloran of Warrenton, Patti and Rod Price of Adrian, and Peggy and Guy Weishaar of La Grande; grandchildren Michael (Jennifer) Holloran, and sons, Jacob and Noah of The Dalles, Kelsey (Matt) Zimmerman and daughters Mesa and Mylie of Adrian, Katie (Eric) Weybright and son Connor of Redmond, Jenny Weishaar, Krista Jo (Jon) Brooks, and Jaci Weishaar all of La Grande; sister Mary Dee (Harry) Kennison, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Betty and Wes Conrad of Wallowa, and brother-in-law and sister in-laws Don and Janet King of the Sacramento, CA and Barbara King of the Orangevale, CA as well as many nieces and nephews.
Graveside Services will be at the Wallowa Cemetery at 1 PM Thursday September 13th, followed by a Memorial and Celebration of Life at the Wallowa Christian Church at 2 PM. A viewing is planned from 11 AM to noon at the Wallowa Christian Church.
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