Betty June Wyant war born to Lozetta (Ruch) & James Claud Wyant in Pennville, MIssouri. She was one of five children and spent many years living with her second parents, Mads and Mary Grandstaff. Growing up and graduating high school in that same area she met her husband, Paul Lunsford, and was married in 1947 lasting 47 years until his passing in 1994. In 1949 they moved to Oregon with their son Curtiss (Susan)/ Their second son, Jerry (Georgine), was born in Oregon in 1950. Paul was a home-builder and craftsman, having lived for many years in the Bay Park area of Coos Bay. Grandchildren are Danita (Eric), David (Diana), Alina (Randy), and Ryan (Amber). Great-grandchildren are Shantel, Trever. Skylar, Preston, and Payton.

Betty met Duane Barthold in Arizona when they were both traveling around the USA in their RVs. It was a chance meeting at an RV campground, Betty’s cat had wound its leash around the picnic table and Duane used that as an excuse to “save” the cat to meet her. After two coffee dates and conversations that week, Betty headed back to Oregon. Daily phone calls resulted in Duane coming to Oregon just a couple weeks later with a diamond engagement ring in his pocket. After asking both her son’s for her hand in marriage, there were married in August 1996. With their union, Betty added Duane’s two children, Jeannie (Cody) and Michael (Suzanne) and their families to her family. Duane and Betty continued to be full time RVers, crossing the country many more times before settling down in Coos Bay. Duane passed away in 2004.

Betty was a legal secretary working at the Coos Bay Municipal Court and later Coos Housing Authority. She and Paul square danced and were avid bowlers. Betty was an accomplished seamstress, sewing for all her family members.

Betty was happy living at Sea View Senior Living where she made good friends she loved. Her apartment had a south facing patio and picture window so she could enjoy the ocean, fishing boats and wildlife.

Surviving siblings are Lorna Elsberry, Bob (Ronna), and Lyle (Dian). Brother Wayne preceded her in death.

Per her request there will be no public services.

— Submitted by family

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