June 25, 1928 - Jan. 16, 2011

Betty Steele of Bend died January 16, 2011. She was 82.

Betty was born June 25, 1928, in Salem, Oregon to Joseph and Dorothy Brennan. She attended

St. Joseph's Grade School and graduated from

Sacred Heart Academy. She married Daniel Steele

May 20, 1947, in Salem.

She was an excellent cook and enjoyed gardening and attending St. Francis Catholic Church near her home in Bend. Sewing was her specialty, and through the years she made clothing for her children.

Survivors include eight children, Danelle Beebe, Matt Steele, Scott Steele, Brian Steele, and Toni Harding of Bend, Cheri Evanoff and Chris Steele of Kalispell, Montana, and Dan Steele, Jr. of LaGrande, Oregon. She had 19 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dan and grand- daughter, Lisa Aylor.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House in Bend.

Betty Steele