Betty Lou Bouchey

Brookside Funeral Home & Crematory

Betty Lou Bouchey, 80, of Yakima, died Monday, February 13, 2017 at Brookdale Arbor House. She was born October 2, 1936 in Toppenish, WA to Carl and Marie (Caldwell) Burkhart. She attended schools in Harrah and White Swan. After her marriage to Paul Bouchey, they settled in Rantoul, Illinois at the Chanute Air Force Base and then moved to Texas when he was assigned to the Amarillo Air Base. After returning to Washington, the family settled in the Wapato area to begin a farming operation. Betty was Baptized in 1963 as a member of St. Peters Catholic Church in Wapato. Betty was a member of St. Mary’s Guild until moving to Yakima in 1996.

Betty worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Brownstown, WA as a substitute for seven years. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Eagles in Toppenish. Betty was an avid bridge player, joining the American Contract Bridge League in 1992. She then traveled all of Canada and Santiago, Chile and the US playing in tournaments.

She is survived by her children and their spouses: Sandra & Bob Hambly of Yakima, Steven & Kim Bouchey, Jody & Teresa Bouchey and JayDean & Jeff Brown, all of Harrah, six grandchildren, Jeremy, Philip, Steffany, Sydney, Carley Jay & Logan; one great-granddaughter Ellie; also, a brother, Dale & Tana Burkhart of Yakima.

At Betty’s request, there will be no services. A Celebration of her life will be held in the Spring.

The family would like to express their thanks to Memorial Hospice for all their help and care of Betty these past few months. Memorials may be made to Memorial Hospice, c/o Brookside Funeral Home & Crematory, PO Box 1267, Moxee, WA 98936.

Arrangements by Brookside Funeral Home & Crematory.

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lynee carpenter

Betty became GmaBetty to the grandchildren of Bob Beebe from 1992-1994 (and even after Bob's death). She was an angel sent from heaven to comfort Bob after the death of his wife Barb and a bright light to the Beebe family for the love and care she bestowed on Bob. She and Bob were bridge partners and square dance partners. She embraced our family and made many memorable memories with us. We are saddened by her leaving this earth too soon. She was a beautiful lady in many ways and our lives were enriched by the short time we were in hers. Condolences to her family.---from The Beebes (represented by Lynee Beebe Carpenter)

Charles Wheaton

Thinking of you all as you deal with the loss of your mother. Sending our sincere condolences. Janet and Charley