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Betty Mayo

Betty Jean Mayo (Petersen)

Saturday, November 29th, 1924 - Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
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Betty Jean Mayo, age 94, a twenty-two-year resident of Lynden, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at Whatcom Hospice House in Bellingham.
Mrs. Mayo was born in Seattle on November 29, 1924, to Charles and Nora (Kittelson) Petersen. She graduated from Highline High School in 1942. In 1945 Betty married Robert Mayo, and together they raised two children: Tim Mayo (Melissa) of Bothell and Marcey Mayo Priestman (Dean) of Lynden. The couple lived in Salt Lake City for a time, before returning to the Seattle area. While raising their children in Seattle she was highly involved in Bible Study Fellowship. During those years she was blessed with the birth of four grand babies which became a bright light in her life. Along with being a grandma she jumped into the world of the real estate business and was very successful. Betty and Robert moved to Lynden in 1996 to be close to family that had just moved there. Betty had been an active member of Grace Baptist Fellowship.
Besides her children, Betty is survived by three grandsons: Matt Priestman (Holly) of Lynden, Tom Priestman (Katie) of Yakima and Ryan Priestman of Bellingham; one granddaughter, Amy Mayo Bartnes (Jason) of Puyallup; 8 great grandchildren; Annalise, Lindsey, Jacob, Ryan, Allie, Alex, Isaiah, Logan; She is also survived by her older sister Leona Stelzner of Seattle and also her good friend Al Verbarendse. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of sixty-two years, Robert Mayo (2007)
Visitation will take place on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM at Gillies Funeral Home, with a Funeral Service at 11:00 AM, Pastor Bill Cummins officiating. A reception will follow. Interment will be at Monumenta Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to Doctors without Borders. Arrangements are under the direction of Whidbey Memorial Funeral Home in Oak Harbor, with the cooperation of Gillies Funeral Home. Family and friends are encouraged to share memories and condolences at www.whidbeymemorial.com or www.gilliesfuneralhome.com.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Gillies Funeral Home
    Address
    202 Front St.
    Lynden, WA 98264
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  • Service

    Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Gillies Funeral Home
    Address
    202 Front St.
    Lynden, WA 98264
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    With Reception to Follow. Memorial Donations can be made to Doctors without Borders.
    Officiant
    Pastor Bill Cummiins
  • Interment

    Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 |
    When
    Tuesday, November 12th, 2019
    Location
    Monumenta Cemetery
    Address
    Address Not Available
    Lynden, WA 98264
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    Interment at Monumenta Cemetery following the reception.

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