Betty Laughlin |

Betty Laughlin

A celebration of life for Betty June Laughlin of Friday Harbour, Wash., was conducted at her home Saturday, Jan. 10.

Mrs. Laughlin died Wednesday, Dec. 31, at Friday Harbour, Wash. She was 79.

She was born Nov. 20, 1924, in San Jose to John and Gladys Ericson. She attended Healds Business College but later worked in the nursing field, working at Palo Alto Hospital and Tahoe-Truckee Hospital.

She married Lamond June 27, 1944, in Oakland. They lived in Menlo Park and moved to Tahoe City in 1959.

In 1968 they moved to Grass Valley and later moved to Washington to be nearer to their daughter and son-in-law, Virginia and Les Widger.

She enjoyed camping with her family and water aerobics.

Her last five months were spent on San Juan Island, where she enjoyed going to the harbor to watch the ships or sitting in the garden.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Lamond of Anacortes, Wash.; daughters Virginia Widger of Friday Harbor and Marlena Antrim of Wofford Heights; grandchildren Eric Finley of Portland, Ore., David Antrim of Nevada and Heather Ashton of Colorado; two great-grandson and two great-granddaughters; niece, Linda Turner of Appleton, Mo., grand-nieces Renee Dasher of North Carolina and Audra Harper of Kansas; and three great-grandnephews and one great-grandniece.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Beverly Lorraine Cramer; and great-grandson, Cory Ashton.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Evans Funeral Chapel in Anacortes, Wash.

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