January 14, 2021
Betty Lou Brons, longtime Cathlamet resident, died in Yuma AZ on January 1, 2021. Betty was born in Rutherfordton NC on February 5, 1938 to Benjamin and Effie (Hayes) Crawford.
In 1959 she moved to Cathlamet. She and her first husband had five children and were later divorced. Betty married Bob Brons on June 28, 1975 and Bob preceded her in February of 2020.
Betty worked at the Columbia View Care Center and owned Betty B’s Deli from 1977-1979. She enjoyed cooking and entertaining, visiting with family, reading and travelling with Bob. They enjoyed snow birding until moving permanently to Yuma four years ago.
Betty is survived by five sons, David, Doug and Darin Dow, Brian and Jamie Brons; four daughters, Robin Mace, Marsha Helms, Arlita Schlect and Tammy Peterson; a brother, Ralph Crawford; a sister, Josephine Alley; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to Bob, Betty was preceded by a son John Brons, two grandsons, Kyle Holland and Derek Brons, seven brothers and six sisters.
A private family gathering will be held at a later date. Dowling Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.