Jan. 7, 1924 - June 10, 2012
Betty was born to Horace Lemar and Lella Cox Patton on January 7, 1924, in Marshalltown, Iowa. She moved at age 5 with her family to Long Beach, CA, where she graduated from Wilson High School in January, 1942.
During WWII, she worked as an aircraft traffic control radio operator for the CAA. She married Army Staff Sergeant Barnett C. Howard on July 27, 1944, at All Saints Episcopal Church in Portland, OR.
Betty is survived by her husband; two sons, John (Sylvia) and Robert (Barbara); three grandchildren, and twin great-grandchildren.
Her family wishes to express their thanks and admiration for the help and support of Visiting Angels and Partners In Care Hospice. Please send any remembrances in her name to Partners In Care Hospice, 2075 NE Wyatt Court, Bend, OR 97701.