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Betty Ellen Cunningham

Betty Ellen Cunningham

April 12, 1933 - July 21, 2018

Betty Ellen Cunningham, 85 passed away in her sleep Saturday, July 21, 2018 in Eagle Point, Oregon. Betty was born April 12, 1933 in Yuba City, California to Leonard and Ellen Deveraux. She was a member of the Karuk tribe and tribal descendent of the Rogue River (Tututni) tribe.

She graduated from Sutherlin High School in 1951 and settled in the Bay area until returning to Oregon in 1969.

She enjoyed cooking, gardening, and working with her hands, especially crocheting bright colored animals for all the grand and great-children.

Betty is survived by children, William Hoffman, Richard Cunningham, Edward Cunningham, Victoria Morrison, Betsy Staten, and Sandra Miller; two brothers, Leonard Deveraux and Bruce Deveraux of Gold Beach, Ore.; 21 grandchildren; and 38 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by husband, John H Cunningham; son, Robert Cunningham; daughter, Kathy Clausen; sisters, Doris Wiscarson and Carol Ann Deveraux; brothers, Dale Deveraux and Doug Deveraux; and an infant great-grandson, Trayvon Isiah Smith.

A funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. August 2, 2018 at the Eagle Point National Cemetery in Eagle Point, Ore. The Reverend Jim Larson will officiate. A reception will follow at the Ashpole Community Center 17 S. Buchanan Ave. in Eagle Point. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Betty’s life.

The family would like to thank Randy Johnson and the staff at Providence Hospice for their wonderful care and for making her comfortable and at peace during this transition of life.

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