April 10, 1933 - February 4, 2019
Betty Lou (Bonsell) Quant, a-long-time Bend resident, passed away in Corvallis, Oregon on Monday, February 4th at the age of 85.
Betty was born to Naomi and Dee Bonsell April 10, 1933 in Lusk, Wyoming. During the Depression, the family relocated briefly to two other Northwest towns before making Bend their permanent home, moving into the family home on Columbia Street. Betty started school at Reid Elementary in 1939 and graduated from Bend Senior High School in 1951.
In July 1955 she married Joe Quant of Prineville. The couple settled in Bend for six decades before moving to Corvallis two years ago. Betty and Joe recently celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary.
Betty is survived by her husband, Joe; daughter Becky Russell, of Corvallis; son Ron Quant (Shirley Skidmore) of Tigard; daughter Kathy Hetzel (Gary) of Littleton, Colorado, and brothers Tom of Port Orchard, Washington and Bob of Vancouver, Washington, four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
A memorial service for Betty will be held May 25th at 2pm at Conifer House in Corvallis. Arrangements are through DeMoss-Durdan of Corvallis.