Betty Annetta Christoferson passed away peacefully on Nov. 16, 2019 after being surrounded by her loved ones.
Born on May 10, 1930 in Bellingham, Wash., she was the eldest child of William and Edna Sneve. Betty grew up with her sister Alice in Silvana, Wash., and graduated from Arlington High School in 1948.
Betty worked at PictSweet and Twin City Foods, and went on to work in the family business, Stanwood Redi-Mix Inc., where she was "mom" to the entire crew.
Betty was a loving, strong woman who always put family first. She was a caretaker, always made time for visitors, and would ensure everyone had something to eat, especially peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for her grandchildren.
She loved spending time with her family and friends, preparing holiday meals (everyone loved her rolls), and spending many summers and vacations at Wapato Point on Lake Chelan. She was a caring, kind, and devoted friend, wife, mother, and grandparent.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth, son Warren and sister Alice Jacobs.
She is survived by her children Ken Christoferson Jr. (Barbara); Sharon Acuff (David); Jeanne Christoferson; Brian Christoferson (Cindy); and Linda Schoen; grandchildren Kimberly Acuff (Armando); Erik Christoferson (Erin); Shari Acuff; Julie Acuff (Jack); Alyssa Fox (Kyle); Andrew Christoferson (Lauren); Nathan Schoen; Kelsey Schoen; Missi Christoferson; and Alex Christoferson; great-grandchildren Veda Acuff-Nienhuser; Madalyn, Luka, and Evelyn Christoferson; Amerann, Quenby, Pike and Holiday Fox; Chloe Steinart; sister-in-law Grace Barlond; nephew David Jacobs and niece Karalee Jacobs; as well as many extended family members.
Our family extends our deepest gratitude to the entire staff at Crestview Adult Family Home for the loving care they provided, as well as the team with Providence Hospice who provided support during her last days.
A memorial service will be held at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Stanwood, Wash., on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019 at 11 a.m. The reception following the service will be at the Sons of Norway.
Memorial donations may be made to Our Saviour's Lutheran Church or a charity of your choice.
Arrangements are under the care of Gilbertson Funeral Home in Stanwood.