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Betty Graham

Betty Jean (Gage) Graham died April 22, 2008, at the age of 82 in Redmond, Ore.
   A graveside service was held on April 24 at the Redmond Memorial Cemetery and visitation was held on April 23 at Autumn Funerals of Redmond.
   She was born on May 23, 1925 at a logging camp in the Ochoco Mountains above Walton Lake. Her parents were Mark and Bessie Gage.
   She lived in central Oregon her entire life and was raised and educated in Prineville. Mrs. Graham lived in Redmond for 60 years.
   She married Robert Charles Graham on Aug. 14, 1948, in Wiccama, Nev. She worked in the dry cleaning business for many years in Redmond and Bend.
   Additionally, Mrs. Graham was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
   She enjoyed spending time with her best friends, Leola and Art Legg, and visits with her extended family.
   Survivors include: her sons Robert Graham and his wife Ruth of Redmond and Jim and his wife Claudia Graham of Tacoma, Wash.; brother John Gage and his wife Burma of Powell Butte, Ore.; nine grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.
   Her husband, a brother, two sisters and a great-grandson preceded her in death.
   Autumn Funerals of Redmond handled the arrangements.