Lenore “Corky” Betty passed away from natural causes Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021.
She was born on Dec. 17, 1930, in Twisp to Alice and Leigh Webb. Corky grew up in what is now the Twisp City Park and had many cousins to play with in the Webb family, something she always remembered. There were many camping trips and family dinners. She enjoyed attending all the public dances with her parents, dancing with her dad and uncles. In 1948 the flood went through their house and Corky graduated from Twisp High School. She had stories to tell.
After completing three years at Central Washington University, she married Howard Betty of Okanogan, with their wedding night at First Butte Lookout, honeymoon in Victoria, B.C., then their first year of marriage at Cheney while Howard finished his college degree. After a seven-year long career in smokejumping for Howard and three kids later, Corky and Howard purchased Methow Valley Lumber and worked side-by-side while raising three busy Betty kids: Ned, Lesa and Debra.
After retiring from the lumber yard Howard joined the Carpenters’ Union and they traveled to various jobs, spent winters in Molokai, which was Corky’s favorite time. Then it was full circle back again to Twisp with a cabinet shop and Corky kept the home fires burning for their granddaughter Jolie while they continued to travel to watch their grandsons grow.
Corky enjoyed her later years playing cards with the girls and celebrating her 90th birthday in the home she was born in, now on Webb Lane. She was very proud of the picnic shelter in the City Park that her and her siblings had built on the original house site in honor of their parents Leigh and Alice Webb, a replica of their favorite picnic spot at Poplar Campground.
Corky was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, her parents, sister Pat Morris and brother Dick Webb. She is survived by her children Ned and Kris Betty, Lesa and Scott Roland and Debra and Steve Reynaud and her grandchildren Kyle and Alex (Samantha) Betty, Max and Cole Roland and Jolie Reynaud. Sister-in-law Mary Webb and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Corky is now back with Howard as they continue to walk hand-in-hand.
Donations can be made in memory of Corky to Aero Methow Rescue Service or an organization of your choice.
Graveside services will be held later.