Betty Lorz

Betty Lorz

Betty Lorz

Betty Lorz, age 83, passed away Feb. 22, 2012 at North Valley Hospital in Tonasket following a sudden illness. She was born March 6, 1928 in Cawker City, Kan., to parents Clifford and Violet Noon.

She attended school in Cawker City and in 1946 graduated in Chicago, Ill. In 1963, Betty moved to the Oroville area. She worked doing many things but her biggest passions were selling Avon and tending to her tomato plants in her garden. Betty had a warm heart, gentle smile and a loving soul. She will be missed by everyone who knew her.

Betty is survived by her children: Terry Calico and wife Bobbie of Wenatchee, Brad Calico and wife Laura of Oroville, Shelly Lorz and boyfriend Keith Demonte of Oroville and Karen Frisbee of New York; two sisters: Veda Poier and husband Dee of Pateros and Rose Young and husband Dale of Chelan; eight grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

Betty was preceded in death by her two sons: Dan Calico and Greg Lorz; her parents Clifford and Violet Noon and one brother, Carl Noon.

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2012 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church (908 Fir St., Oroville) with Pastor Karen Davison officiating. A luncheon will be provided following the service. Please share your thoughts and memories by signing Betty’s online guestbook at

Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville/Tonasket in care of arrangements.

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