Betty Elaine Pollard, age 95, was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She passed away on Friday, March 4th, in Naches, Wash. at the home of her daughter, Kelly, surrounded by family.
Betty was born in Ryderwood, Wash. to Don and Lena Hall November 18, 1926. After graduating from high school in Vernonia, Ore. she married Larry Brady. Together, they had 3 children, Judi, Dan, and Kelly. She became a widow at the age of 35, when Larry lost his life in a logging accident. Betty then began her career as a secretary at the Randle School district. She later married Herb Pollard and gained another daughter, Merry Beth Pollard Lewis. Betty began a new career as the bookkeeper when they purchased B&L Lumber Company in Sunnyside, Wash., which they ran successfully for many years before retiring to Onalaska, Wash. After Herb passed, Betty spent her later years living in Chehalis, Wash.
Betty is survived by her children, Merry Beth Pollard Lewis of Lake Oswego, Judi (Bob) Baron of Sunnyside, Wash, Dan (Marie) Brady of Chehalis, Wash, Kelly (Tom) Shinkle of Naches, Wash., numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brother Don (Vauline) Hall of Vancouver, Wash, nieces Nyla (Wade) Janssen Vancouver, Wash , and Geri Brady Kelly, Ketchikan, AK.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, husbands Larry and Herb, and her nephews Les Brady and Steve Hall.
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