Heaven has a new artist.
  • 77 years old
  • Born on April 14, 1937 in San Diego, California, United States.
  • Passed away on December 14, 2014 in Seattle, Washington, United States.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Betty Jean Avey, 77, born on April 14, 1937 and passed away on December 14, 2014. We will remember her forever.

Posted by Glenn Bradford on 16th April 2018
We love you Mom! We used to play a lot of Scrabble with Norma Swift ("Swifty") as you used to call her. I remember getting beat up at that game a LOT, but I still love to play it and have a lifelong love of words because of it. You and Norma were wicked Scrabble players - here's to the right words.
Posted by Cynthia Hawley on 17th April 2017
Happy Birthday Mom.. Love you.
Posted by Cynthia Hawley on 17th April 2015
I hope you are dancing the ballet you loved so much. And dont forget to have fun and do the belly dancing. You were so good at that. You are now free to spend time with Chuck and Dad. Tell Dad I love him too. By the way.. I got my Indian name the other day. It is not Cherokee.. it is Black foot Because Grandmother Raven is Blackfoot. It is Sic si pita Ahki.. Blackbird woman. She chose it because I love birds. and I love Ravens and crows so much. It covers all black birds and birds. I love my new name. Thank you for teaching us about our heritage. Even though you did not know a lot about it. I know you wanted to know more. Now I am learning about it and how they live and lived. I have been to my first Sundance and Last month went to my first sweat lodge. Both were an experience I would not miss for the life of me.
Posted by Cynthia Hawley on 16th April 2015
Happy Birthday Mom// I love you.
Posted by Nancy Lacey on 30th December 2014
We did not know your mother well, but knew she was a talented lady. We recall the wonderful cakes she made for your Hazen graduation party and the fun she brought to the party. Our hearts reach out to Glenn and family in their loss. She is at peace now and her spirit will always be with you. Much love.
Posted by Cynthia Hawley on 23rd December 2014
One of the things I remember is playing my violin for her and my dad and their friends one night. Their friend asked me.." How come you wiggle your toes when you play?" Now I laugh at that but at the time. I was so embarrassed. One of the songs I remember so well she used to sing was Danny Boy. She love folk songs by the time I was 20 I had learned the all on my guitar and could sing them word verbatim. Wow.. Good memories.
Posted by Glenn Bradford on 22nd December 2014
I can still remember when Mom would stand over the sink, washing dishes, and sing her heart out when we were kids. I was supposed to be playing outside but I'd stand there in the living room of our house in the railroad yards and just listen. Mom, I can still hear you singing.
Posted by David Sweet on 20th December 2014
My sweet sisters Betty Jean & Anita found me after 53 yyears. Betty was the first sibling I ever touched & hugged. 53 years of seperation were erased in an instant as her love flooded my soul. I thank the Lord for her sweet love. I never thought I'd have a sister to miss & I will miss her!

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