September 15, 1925 - July 22, 2018
Betty A. DeHaven, 92, passed away July 22, 2018. She was born September 15, 1925 in Corsicana, Texas to Lewis Walker Fraley and Nora Gililland Fraley.
During WWII she worked at the Williams Army Air Corp Base in Arizona dismantling and salvaging parts from disabled aircraft. She met the love of her life, Don DeHaven in Kingman, Arizona and they married in 1943. They were married 67 years before Don passed away in 2010. They moved with their three young children from Red Bluff, California to the Oregon coast where they owned a large dairy farm. Betty worked hard on the ranch helping milk cows, grow a garden, preserved seasonal fruits and vegetables, and baked bread and pies almost daily. She also loved to research genealogy, embroider, and she sewed beautifully. In later years she learned to crochet, making many afghans for a shelter for abused women.
The family moved to the Rogue Valley in 1956. While the children attended Eagle Point schools, Betty was active in PTA and served as a local and state officer. She also clerked for JC Penney, Mann's, and Miller’s department stores. Betty and Don loved fishing, crabbing and clamming, watching their grandchildren play sports, and snow birding in Arizona. They traveled to several states including Hawaii and Alaska.
Betty is survived by her children, Judy (Bill) Charley of Central Point, Ore., Larry (Anne) DeHaven of Apache Junction, Ariz., and Sheryl (Tom) McCall of Prineville, Ore.; granddaughters, Shana Charley (Rich) Brewer of Shady Cove, Ore. and Marnie McCall (Ron) Fisk of Bend, Ore.; grandsons, Spike Charley of Prineville, Ore. and Donald McCall of White City, Ore.; and great-grandchildren, Lane Charley, Cole and Paige Berriochoa, and Nicolas and Griffin Brewer. Betty's family was her greatest treasure and she was deeply loved and respected in return. She was preceded in death by her husband, Don; her parents; sister, Wanda; and brother, Peyton.
The family extends deep gratitude to the staff of Orchards Assisted Living in Medford for their loving care of our mother.
Graveside service was at 1:00 p.m. July 28 at the pioneer Oak Hill Cemetery in Red Bluff, California.