Elizabeth “Betty” Descoteaux, age 87 of Oroville, passed away Thursday, June 04, 2015 at North Valley Extended Care in Tonasket. She was born December 15, 1927 in Montreal, Quebec Canada to parents Harry and Annie Cowling.
Betty grew up in Montreal and Kitchener, Ontario. She met Albert Descoteaux in Montreal and they married in May 1946 in Concord, New Hampshire. Her husband, Albert, served with the U.S. Air Force and together they lived in several different places. In 1957, they moved to Oroville where Betty worked in the Apple Warehouses and later as a cook at the School Cafeteria. She enjoyed knitting, reading, walking, picnics and family celebrations. Betty was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and was a Past President of the Catholic Altar Society. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the Oroville Grange and the Oroville Senior Citizens Center where she was the site director for a number of years.
Surviving relatives include sons: John (Beth) of Chatham, Ontario, Gene (Patricia) of Omak, Joe of Omak and Adrian of Seattle; sister: Stella Hudson of Nova Scotia; nine grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Albert, daughter Joanne, two grandsons, Chris and Ray and three brothers, Harry, Ken and Oliver.
A Rosary will be held on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 7 p.m. and A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, June 12, 2015 at 10 a.m. Both will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Oroville with Father Jose Maldonado officiating. Interment will be at Oroville Riverview Cemetery. A potluck luncheon will follow in the church basement. Memorials may be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.