Betty Darlene French (Armstrong) | Obituary


Betty Darlene French (Armstrong) of Marysville, WA died on February 17, 2022. She was born to Vance Richard Armstrong and Wilhelmine (Kujat) Armstrong on September 4, 1937 at Yakima County Cottage Hospital in Yakima, Washington.

Until 8th grade, she attended Ahtanum School, a small school near her family home, then graduated from Yakima High School in 1955. She was proud to have her first job at Web Tractor in Yakima.

Betty married Donald Martin Hinderlie on April 7, 1956 in Yakima. They had two children, Eric and Donna.

After many years working for Greyhound in Yakima and Blaine, Washington, Betty sought to improve her computer and business skills, entering Yakima Valley Community College as an enthusiastic adult learner. She enjoyed channeling her energy into organizations she was passionate about, including the American Lung Association, Yakima Arboretum, and Yakima Bonsai Society. She ended her career as office manager at BORArchitecture.

Betty was passionate about gardening. As a Certified Master Gardener, she carefully planned, documented and cultivated her annual planting, creating wondrous and beautiful landscapes that she was proud to display. She found comfort and joy in the company of animals, especially “Beauty”, her adopted donkey, which she lovingly cared for for more than 30 years. Additionally, Betty has found joy in surprising her friends and family with handmade gifts like crochet blankets, homemade suet for a bird feeder, or a hand-painted card depicting one of the flowers. from his garden. Betty was good at keeping in touch with those she loved. His “swimming buddies” from his water aerobics class were among his most treasured friends.

Betty was predeceased by her brother Richard Armstrong. She is survived by her children Eric and Judy Hinderlie, Pete and Donna Hinderlie (Verretto) and her grandchildren: Daniel Martin Hinderlie, Dominic and Dante Verretto.

Instead of service, take a moment to appreciate the beautiful nature around you – that’s what Betty enjoyed the most.


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