Feb. 27, 1945 — Jan. 1, 2019
Betty Jean Gowler, 73, of Kelso passed away Jan. 1, 2019.
She was born Feb. 27, 1945, in Bremerton, Wash., to William and Chloe Vera (Flowers) Kinross. She graduated from high school in Bremerton and from Longview Business College.
Betty was a call center clerk for Kaiser Permanente for 20 years. She enjoyed pottery, gardening, shopping, and time with family and friends. Betty was outgoing, funny, and friendly. She was also generous and giving. Betty was always willing to help others. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and friend.
Survivors include a son, Mike Griggs (Rina) of Kelso; three grandchildren, Aylah Griggs of Castle Rock, Jacob Griggs (Alysia) of Jacksonville, N.C., and Eli Griggs of Kelso; and two great-grandchldren, Kyah Griggs of Castle Rock and Johnny Jacob Griggs of Jacksonville.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Skip” Guard in 1998; a brother, Dean Bellmer; a sister, Eleanor Lindstrom; and two daughters, Teresa Griggs in 2008, and Jennifer Renee Griggs as an infant.
A celebration of Betty’s life will be announced at a later date.