Elizabeth (Betty) Siebert Merrill passed away peacefully January
21, 2021 in Vancouver, Washington. Daughters Linda Merrill and
Kathie Nichols were able to be with her and hold her hand as she
succumbed to Covid 19. The disease was too much for her
beautiful 88 year old body to handle. She fought the good fight.
The last of five children, Betty was born December 16, 1932 in
Jamestown, ND to Mary (Sabinsh) and Jon Siebert. Mary Sabinish
died in 1946. In 1948 Betty moved with her father to Camas
Washington. Here she met and married Burton Merrill. They
raised five children, Mike (Darlene), Bruce, Linda Middagh, Lori,
and Kathie (Kraig) Nichols and a grandson Alan Merrill
Betty is survived by son Bruce, daughters Linda Middagh and
Kathie (Kraig ) Nichols and grandchildren and great grandchildren,
Tosha (Andrew Reyes) Bennett, Jaxon & Jorel; Jess (Vidyia)
Nichols, Dylan; Tyler Merrill, Tatum & Reese; Tory (Keeley)
Merrill; Burton Thomas Merrill; Bella Merrill; Becky Merrill; Alan
Merrill Jr. and much loved grand dog Milo.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband of
48 years in 1997, daughter Lori, grandson Joshua James Mason
and granddaughter Caitlin Merrill. Betty and Burt will be interred
in the Camas Cemetery together with Lori and Joshua.
Betty was a special woman: wife, mother, grandmother, great
grandmother, aunt and friend to all who knew her. She made the
house she and Burt built into a home for their family. Family and
friends knew that when “Daddy” arrived home at 5:15 everyone
would be at the table to partake of Betty’s cooking. Betty loved to
cook and enjoyed celebrating birthdays and holidays. Special days
would find friends and family from miles around gathered to enjoy
food and fill the house with laughter and joy. She will be missed
and forever loved.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown's Funeral Home in Camas, Washington. To send condolences to Betty's family, please visit her website at www.brownsfh.com
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