Betty Lou Krause passed away peacefully in her home on December 30, 2017 in Newport, Oregon at the age of 83.
Betty is survived by her children, Rita Adams, Beverly Crabtree, and John Krause; grandchildren Britney, John, Dexter, and Jonas; great granddaughter, Jaiden; siblings, Richard Bowen. She is preceded in death by her husband, Harold Robert Krause.
Betty was born on May 6th, 1933 in Winlock, Washington to Ella Louise Bowen and Cortez Albert Bowen. She married Harold, in 1954, and graduated from Oregon State University in 1972 with a degree in Business Education. Betty retired as a bookkeeper for the EPA, and volunteered for the AARP as a tax preparer for over 40 years, however her lifelong passion was contributing to 4-H. Her children remember Betty as a brilliant, educated, and patient mother who encouraged them to pursue their goals. Betty and Harold eventually moved to Newport, Oregon, where they built a house overlooking the Yaquina Bay.
A celebration of life will be scheduled for the spring in Newport, Oregon. The family asks for any donations to be made to Lewis County Washington State University Extension Service or Benton County Oregon State University Extension Service.