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Betty Jean (Bleakman) Lamoreaux
September 14, 1930 ~ September 13, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old
Betty Lamoreaux, of John Day, Oregon passed on September 13, 2023, at her residence the night before her 93rd birthday. There will be a funeral service at the Monument Cemetery at a future date.
Betty was born in Heppner, Oregon on September 14, 1930, and was raised on a ranch in the Monument, Oregon, area as the eldest of four children to Rho and Lois (Musgrave) Bleakman. She graduated from Monument High School in 1947. Betty married her first husband, Marvin Saddler, in 1947 and then they divorced after 31 years. Her three sons were born from this union. She would go on the marry three more times to husbands; Earl Lewis, whom she married in 1978, Manley Farrar, whom she married in 2005, and Ron Lamoreaux, whom she married in 2011.
Betty has a history of running a restaurant in Kinzua in the early 1960s, then worked for several years at the sawmill as a sawyer in the cut shop in Kinzua during the 1970s. She worked at a manufacturing plant as a sawyer in Prineville for 17 years before retirement.
After retirement, she enjoyed painting and other craftwork, in addition to traveling. During her life, she enjoyed spending time with family and friends, which included activities such as playing cards and square dancing. Betty enjoyed outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, and gardening before her health declined. She had a soft heart for animals, especially her Pomeranians and cats. Her family was very important to her, and she will be greatly missed.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Rho and Lois (Musgrave) Bleakman; husbands Earl Lewis (1998), whom she married in 1978, Manley Farrar (2010), whom she married in 2005, and Ron Lamoreaux (2015), whom she married in 2011.
Betty is survived by sisters Rhoene (Bob) Ledgerwood of Covington, Washington, Laura Lee Leasy and her partner Jim Curley of Kent, Washington, and LaVonne (Bobby) Slinkard of John Day, Oregon. She is also survived by sons Marvin “Butch” (Joyce) Saddler of Sweet Home, Oregon, Ronald (Christine) Saddler of Canyon City, Oregon, and George (Chris) Saddler of Terrebonne, Oregon. Eight grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren also survive her.