Betsy Johnson
  • 62 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 7, 1948
  • Place of birth:
    Tacoma, Washington, United States
  • Date of passing: Mar 26, 2011
  • Place of passing:
    Portland, Oregon, United States
Let the memory of Betsy be with us forever

Betsy retired after 30 years at Nabisco in Portland, Oregon. After a year or so she got bored and went to work for Centennial School District where she drove school bus, predominately special needs children. Betsy worked hard her entire life. She loved her job driving the children, and the children loved her too. She had many cards they made for her and always had a great story to tell about them.

Betsy loved her family and friends – and she had many. She was the best mother, grandmother, sister, wife and friend she could be. She was truly a wonderful person. She had the kindest  heart and never said a harsh word about anyone.

She and I went on many trips over the years. We loved to travel together and really enjoyed extreme rides. We went on every roller coaster  or extreme ride we could find, from bungee jumping to zip lining and white water rafting. We had so much fun together.

Betsy, how could it have been five years since you departed this earth? Time really does go by quickly. We were supposed to be those “blue-haired twins,” who grew old together!  I celebrate your life every single day, and when the time is right, I will find you again. Remember, you have my necklace and I have yours – our hookup! Until we meet again Sis, I love you always –  your other half – Betty.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Laurie Ruzicka on 15th April 2016

"Wow 5 years, you still are missed here at the bus barn, I still occasionally run into a child I'm driving that says " did you know Betsy?" I miss you, you set s great example to me when I started driving bus on what a great bus driver to special need children should look like. RIP Betsy you will always be remembered❤️"

This tribute was added by Donna Lienhard on 14th April 2016

"I don't remember ever seeing Betsy without a smile. She would always sit in one particular chair at work and would greet us all with her  beautiful smile. She wasn't very tall in the driver's seat but you knew it was her because of her wave and teethy smile;) It wasn't the same seeing the van she drove without her in it. Betsy, I love you and miss you so much and I'm thankful you're watching over Betty. Thank you for whispering in God's ear so that I got to meet your most awesome sissy today and to be able to see these wonderful pictures of you and your family. God bless you and keep you in his healing arms"

This tribute was added by Patricia Green on 14th April 2016

"I drove school bus with Betsy, and she was always such a kick, she brought so much laughter to all of us at the Bus Room...and I believe we all Missed her..and we so enjoyed hearing about all those trips you her sister went on... and we knew how hard it would be for you and the family, because she always talked about you all. it was like we all ready knew you!! she had the Greatest love for her family.. God Bless you all"

This tribute was added by Bonnie Victoria on 14th April 2016

"My goodness, Besty was one of the best bus drivers I knew. Her kindness to children of all ages and to her fellow drivers and me, the Secretary at the bus barn, was the most wonderful thing about her. She always laughed at our sometimes foolishness and was always ready to lend a hand if needed. It had special meaning to me that she was a twin since, I too, had a twin who passed away way too soon. We used to sign our correspondance with, "your better half" in teasing, but being a twin was oh, so special. I know she loved her twin sister dearly and I can empathize with your loss, Betty. But you will see her again and you will then be with "your other half" for eternity. Your special love is eternal and God has blessed you both with that eternal love. May Besty rest comfortably in heaven and you, Betty, find comfort in the joy of that thought.  An old friend...Bonnie Victoria"

This tribute was added by claudia bors on 29th March 2016

"Cliff and I love to remember all the good times we got to share with you. We love you and miss you always."

This tribute was added by Barb O'Neill on 28th March 2016

"Betsy you may be gone but you will never be forgotten. Miss You so very much! One day will see each other again. Make sure we have a table ready in Chus Heaven, we will have new stories to tell. Love and Miss you Sweetie"

This tribute was added by Patsy Booze on 27th March 2016

"Betsy, I miss you. Always enjoyed the walk we use to take. Remembering the birthdays together out at Island Café."

This tribute was added by Sue Patterson on 27th March 2016

"Time may pass and fade away, but memories of your Smile will ALWAYS
stay. We will forever miss you Betsy"

This tribute was added by Stacey Horvath on 26th March 2016

"Oh Betsy what can I say, I miss you. You and Momma Betty were a big part of my childhood, camping at Suttle lake, thanksgiving, and hanging out at the property. Oh and let's not forget every summer weekend at the river. Thank you for the memories. Big love"

This tribute was added by Toni Miller on 25th March 2016

"Love and Miss you Betsy! ❤️"

This tribute was added by Ann Galbraith on 25th March 2016

"Love You Sis & miss You so much,"

This tribute was added by Casi Howard on 25th March 2016

"I wish we would have known one another better. I have found a wonderful friend in Betty, and love to hear stories of the two of you.  Rest well knowing how deeply you are loved and missed."

This tribute was added by Mark Slyter on 25th March 2016

"I miss you Aunt Betsy, I wish we could have had more time together. I love you and look forward to seeing you again in the end."

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