Heather Ellen Betker

March 06, 1949 - June 03, 2014

Heather Ellen Betker

March 06, 1949 - June 03, 2014


Bellingham & Nooksack, WA

Heather Ellen Betker (Kirkbride), beloved Wife, Mother and Grandmother passed away in Bellingham on June 3, 2014.
She married Charles Betker of Nooksack, WA on 12/14/74 in Lynwood, WA by Reverend Morgan. She was blessed with three children and 5 grandchildren. Heather had many joys in life including scrapbooking, cake decorating, and shopping for others. Heather always looked forward to her summers at the cabin with family and an annual trip to the Oregon Coast with her husband.
Heather was a Nurse Aid, LPN and an RN. She worked at many venues including the Telemetry floor of Everett General Hospital, also as a relief charge nurse. Her career brought her to Birch Bay in 1994 where she worked for Dr. Wynn, Madrona Medical for Dr. Spenser Hinds and St. Joes on 3rd surgical floor. Upon retirement in 2002 she and Charles moved to Nooksack, although no longer practicing she was still very much a nurse.
Heather is survived by her husband Charles Betker, son and daughter in-law Charles Betker II and Kami Betker of Everett, WA, daughter and significant other Rebecca Betker and Jim Richards of Lynwood, WA, daughter and son in-law Kristen Hagen and Josh Hagen of Bellingham, WA, father Glen Kirkbride of Blaine, WA, brother and sister in-law Neal Kirkbride and Terri Kirkbride of Phoenix, AZ, brother and sister in-law Glen Kirkbride and Tonya Kirkbride, of Tucson, AZ, sister and brother in-law Barb Woodley and Scott Woodley of Bellingham, WA, grand children Estella Hagin, Edmond Hagin, Layla Hagin, Noah Richards, and Charlee Betker an numerous cousins, nephews and nieces.
Heather is predeceased by her mother Agnes Kirkbride.
In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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A Memorial service is to be held at Cabin on Whidbey Island. Date and time to be determined. Donations Information

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4 responses to Heather Ellen Betker

  1. N.F. Jackson says:

    Chuck & Kids, I was saddened to see of Heather’s passing. What a wonderful, loving and nice person! I will always remember her fondly. The love which binds your family is attributable to your wonderful parents. Though she will be missed, the beauty of the family that Heather and Chuck created and nurtured endures.

  2. Kim Lynch says:

    I just wanted to say that you were like a second mom to me. I wish I never lost contact with you. You are an inspiration and an amazing person and I will miss you dearly. I hope you see my mom who I lost almost a year ago. Thank you for you for putting up with me when I was in high school

  3. While I didn’t know Heather personally, I am deeply saddened by her death. I know the pain her family must be feeling at this time and hoped I could share something that has brought me a great deal of comfort. Psalms 34:18 says ” Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted, He saves those who are crushed in spirit”. Please know that God does care about your pain , and he promises to resurrect those that we have lost in death. (John 5:28,29). And the promise in Revelation 21:4 is our guarantee that our future can be free from pain, sickness and sorrow. I hope you can find some comfort from these Bible verses. All the best wishes for your family at this very difficult time. I am truly sorry for your loss.

  4. Chuck Betker says:

    Please share any memories and thoughts for us in this time. I was privileged to marry one of the most wonderful women on the planet. Heather and I had many special moments good and bad. The only way I know I will survive is my three wonderful Children, their spouses, the grandchildren and all the family-friends that I know.

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