Betty Jo Kenison, 85, passed away April 29, 2016, peacefully in her sleep after a courageous battle with cancer, never having lost her sense of humor and positive attitude. Betty was born June 13, 1930, in Woodward, Oklahoma, to Bentley and Oleata (Rittershouse) Clark. When she was 4, her family migrated to Twisp, then to Carlton, acquiring an orchard.
She attended Twisp High School and met the love of her life, Roger H. Kenison, from a rival school, Winthrop High School. They both attended the University of Washington and were married in 1949. They lived happily in Seattle, where they raised their four children. Betty lived the last 14 years in beautiful Birch Bay. “Grandma,” as her family affectionately knew her, will be missed by her four children, Michael (Gayle) Kenison, Sally (Jesus) Condes, Lisa Pinkerton and Dana (Gary) Swearinger; her 13 grandchildren, Jason, Briawna, Jesse, Desha, Katie, Jeff, Brian, David, Blake, Chelsea, Garrett, Tina and Taylor; her nine great-grandchildren, Jordan, Molly, Ryan, Cash, Josephine, Haven, Sophie, Shannon and Teagan; her brother Ned (Lois) Clark; and many others that came to know and love her over the years.
Betty’s family will always remember her as a strong, selfless, woman whose sense of humor could always bring joy to those around her. Grandma was deeply loyal to her family and always there if you needed her. We will miss her greatly but find comfort in knowing that she’s reunited with Roger, once again. At Betty’s request, there will be no services. You may share memories at www.westfordfuneralhome.com.