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Betty Jean Staley

December 19, 1932 — April 16, 2024

Betty Jean Staley, loving daughter, devoted wife, doting mother, cherished grandmother, and beloved great-grandmother, was born in Vancouver Washington on December 19th, 1932, to Thomas and Mable Quigg. She grew up in Clark County, WA, and graduated from Battle Ground High School. She married Edward Staley of Prineville, OR, on January 12th, 1952. She had two daughters, Mary Pat and Teresa. She dedicated her life to her family.  She was blessed with three grand children, Patrick James Lamb, Michael Sean Lamb, and Kathleen Elizabeth Lamb.

As a daughter she loved to tell stories about her father, dancing, dress-shopping, and being loved. Betty could always reminisce about how wonderful of a confectioner her mother was fondly telling stories of the wonderful candies her mother made for her.

As a mother, she was active with the camp-fire girls and Special Olympics.

It was as a Grandmother that she earned the most endearing title, 'Grandma Cookie '. Her grandchildren eagerly anticipated their yearly summer visits to Hockinson, where they were showered with love and treats-cookies, ice cream, and even garage peaches. She made sure her grandchildren were never without the latest toys, taking them to the Toys “R” Us at Janzen Beach. She was a constant source of joy and comfort, always making time for cookies and trips to Fort Vancouver.

As a great-grandmother, you could easily find her building forts in the backyard, baking cookies, and just having fun. 

She is survived by her daughter Mary Pat Lamb, son-in-law Ken Lamb, grandchildren Patrick Lamb (Cindy), Michael Lamb (Min Jung), Kathleen Peterson (Joel) and six great-grandchildren: Anna Lamb, Collin Peterson, Charlie Peterson, Davis Lamb, Daniel Peterson, and Quinn Lamb. 

If you ever knew Betty Jean Staley please go have a picnic, eat some junk food, and cherish your family. If you never knew Grandma Cookie please go eat a cookie, have a candy bar, and stop to smell the roses.  

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