Elizabeth “Betty” Douglas went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010. Betty was born July 11, 1919, in Portland, Ore., to Andrew and Mata Kraus, the first of their three children. She attended Washington High School in Portland and graduated from Redlands High School in Redlands, Calif.
Betty met her husband Fay Brainard in Coos Bay, Ore. They were married in April 1941 and moved to Portland, where they raised their two children and lived until Fay’s death in 1973.
In 1974, Betty moved to the Hood River Valley with her son and daughter-in-law. There, in 1977, she met and married Lynn Douglas. Following Lynn’s death in 1991, Betty continued to make her home in Hood River and attend Hood River Baptist Church.
In addition to her husbands, Betty was preceded in death by her brother George.
She is survived by her children, Doug Brainard and Nancy (Ken) Metcalf; her sister Jean McGraw and sister-in-law Lillian Kraus; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and many much-loved friends.
Special thanks for the knowledgeable and compassionate care provided by Bob Fiske, PA-C, beloved friend Terri Radliff, Liz Heacock and the wonderful team of people from Hospice of the Gorge, most especially Bob Reuter. There are not enough words to tell you all you have meant to Betty and her family.
Services for Betty will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at Anderson’s Tribute Center, followed by a graveside service at 3 p.m. at Sunset Hills of Portland, Ore.
Betty’s family requests that donations be made to Hospice of the Gorge.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031.
Please visit www.andersonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.
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