Born in Seattle, Washington
Betty White of Bellingham, Washington, passed peacefully away on Saturday, April 5, 2014. Betty was born in Seattle on October 23, 1922. Betty especially loved animals, outdoor sports and creating pottery.
She loved the many happy summers spent at their summer place on Angle Lake (now in SeaTac). After graduating from Lincoln HS, she attended UW in the School of Nursing at Swedish Hospital.
She met her future husband, Fordyce White, on a blind date while at UW and they continued writing while he was overseas during the war. A few months prior to graduating, Ford returned to Seattle and they were married. The nursing program didnt allow married students so Betty left the school.
The couple lived next to Bettys parents on Angle Lake were they enjoyed a life rich with family and friends. The camaraderie of those post-WWII friendships was especially close and has extended to many of the families children.
Betty later earned a degree to become a Registered Nurse and worked at Swedish Hospital. She loved being a nurse and often helped neighbors in the then rural area.
They moved to Lake Samish, Bellingham in 1987 where they made new friends and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary together.
Betty and Ford were always active church members, most recently at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church in Bellingham.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband Ford and sister Dotty Sampson of Hemet, CA. Betty will be dearly missed by her daughter Marilyn (Steve), sons Russell (Judi) White and Ford (Katie) White, grandchildren Erica, Stephanie, Matthew and Sarah, two great-grandchildren, relatives and friends.
Farewell Tribute Information
A family service will be held in Bellingham on April 12. A celebration of her life will be held at the Seattle home of Russell and Judi in May.