Betty L. Sauer


February 17, 1926 ~ March 29, 2010

Longtime area resident, Betty L. Sauer, 84,died March 29, 2010, at the Washington Odd Fellows Home, 534 Boyer Avenue, Walla Walla, Washington.

A private graveside service and burialwas held at Mountain View Cemetery.

There will be a memorial service held in late July, 2010. Memorial contributions may be madeto the Touchet Education Foundation or the Washington Odd Fellows Home through Mountain View-ColonialDeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla, Washington 99362.

Mrs. Sauer was born February 17, 1926, in Oroville, Washington to Herman and Mildred Hanson Jeglin. The family moved to the Walla Wallaarea when she was a young child and she attended Walla Wallaarea elementary schools, graduated from Walla Walla High School andattended Washington State University. On September 22, 1945, she and S. Martin Sauer were married at the First Congregational Church in Walla Walla, where they were members. She worked with her husband on their farm, retiring in the early 1990s.

She served as a 4-H leader for over thirty years, leading sewing and horse4-H clubs. She was a former Exhibitor's Secretary for the Southeastern Washington Fair and a longtime secretary of the Bill Harder Memorial Horse Show for the Pioneer Posse.

Betty was involved in many organizations including the Narcissa Rebekah Lodge No. 2, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Blue Mountain Riders, Gardena Community Club, Touchet-Gardena Homemakers, Touchet Friends of the Library, and the Arabian HorseAssociation of Washington.

She is survived by three daughters: Nancy E. Meyers of Milton-Freewater, Oregon, Patricia L. Sauer and Karen Ann Sauer both of Tucson, Arizona; two sisters: Roberta Brown of Temecula, California and Anna Marie Jeglin of Houston, Texas; a brother, Marvin Jeglin of Homeland, California; two granddaughters: Peggy Taylor of Glendale, Arizona and Kathy Davis ofWalla Walla; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by hersister, Lois Fisk and her husband, S. Martin Sauer.

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