Betty completed her final Journey with cancer on June 23, 2013 peacefully at home surrounded by family. A native of Riverdale North Dakota, she was the daughter of Robert Peterson and Charlotte Jones -Sharr, arriving on August 20, 1949. The family moved to Springfield, Oregon, where Betty attended school at Thurston. Then, in 1983, she met the love of her life, Robert (Bob) Weeks and they were married on June 25, 1983 at Jasper Park outside of Springfield.
While living in Springfield, Betty was employed at the University of Oregon (Carson Hall), with a focus on preparing meals for student athletes. From 1984 until the year 2000 Betty and Bob worked side by side until Bob's retirement in 2000. During that time they owned a small business then moved their focus to hotel and property management. During their ventures they spent time in Portland,Enterprise,Pasco,Wa.,Bend, and eventually Prineville. Upon returning to Prineville, Betty worked at Pioneer Memorial Hospital (PMH) as the Environmental Services Coordinator.
In 1988 Betty had her first encounter with cancer, and she successfully completed her treatment. As a cancer survivor, Betty would readily lend moral support to cancer patients and family members at PMH and the Prineville community.
An unselfish soul, Betty put her family first. She readily gave to other people and was known for being up-front and speaking her mind. Similarly, she was quick with a hug and showing unconditional love. Betty had a keen sense of humor and a heartfelt laugh. One of her favorite past-times was going to her Grandson's baseball games where she would cheer heartily for the team. With her busy schedule, she always looked forward to quiet time at home with Bob and doing things around the house.
Betty is preceded in death by her father,Robert Peterson,whom she loved very much.
Betty is survived by her husband Robert (Bob) Weeks, sons Terry Peterson and Scott Weeks (wife Lacey),her parents Charlotte Jones-Sharr and “Papa” George Sharr, her brothers Bob Peterson (wife Rosemary) and Danny Peterson, three sisters Susan Peterson, Pam Winders (husband Randy), Michelle Weaver (husband Brad), five grandchildren Casey, Zak, Wade, Quinn and Kelsi, along with numerous nieces and nephews,including Travis, who was very helpful in the end of her journey.
Betty requested of her family that no funeral service be conducted, favoring a private gathering of invited family and friends to celebrate her life. She is remembered by her family as “Our Loving Angel” and will be forever missed.