Betty (Crookshank) Monjay was born in Long Beach, Calif., on August 31, 1936, to John Crookshank and Francis (Adamson) Crookshank. Betty went to meet her Savior October 27, 2017.
Betty is preceded in death by her parents John Crookshank and Francis Ficher; her brother Richard Crookshank; sister Bonnie Sills; and her granddaughter Tavia McNeal.
Betty is survived by her sister MaryAnn (Crookshank) Sparks of Dallas, Texas, and brother John (Skipper) Crookshank and wife Angela of Westminster, Calif. Betty loved being a mother and was proud of all her children and is survived by daughters Dory Thompson and Dixie McNeal, both of Hermiston, Ore., Dana Aufdermauer and husband Don, and Denice Richter, of Tillamook, Ore.; sons Doug Richter and wife Laura of Irrigon, Ore., and David Richter and wife Kalcy of Tillamook; 21 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Betty was very kind and non-judgmental, she always looked for the best in people. Betty loved to quilt and craft, she enjoyed going for drives, especially along the coast, and she loved to sit and just watch and listen to the ocean. Betty also liked to read and put puzzles together, she loved to play games and she was good at making up her own rules as she went along. In 1997 Betty moved back to Tillamook, where she took up guitar and painting as a few of her hobbies. However, being with her family is what she enjoyed the most.
Betty started her working career at Fuller’s Market in Tillamook. For many years she worked as a breakfast cook at 4J’s in Tillamook, Newport and Hermiston, to name a few. Betty retired from Lamb Weston in Boardman, Ore., where she worked in the lab. Betty also touched many lives while volunteering for several years at Nehalem Valley Care Center.
Services were held at Five Rivers Retirement Home in Tillamook on Sunday, November 5, 2017.