July 2, 1930 - July 28, 2017
Betty Louise Clark, 87, passed away July 28, 2017 at Hearthstone in Medford, Oregon with her husband and daughters at her side. Betty was born July 2, 1930 in Silt, Colorado to Walter D. Clark and Jenny L. Clark.
Her family moved to Oregon in the Reese Creek area off Butte Falls Highway in 1931. Her family later moved to Eagle Point and she graduated from Eagle Point High School. During that time, she met Arnold who had returned in 1947 to Eagle Point after serving in the Army and was based in Germany. They fell in love and married July 13, 1947 and enjoyed the next 70 years together.
Betty and her husband enjoyed many activities through the years with their daughters including fishing, drive-in movies, antiquing, sewing for her family, and many fun adventures. She volunteered for many organizations while raising her children and once they were grown she began selling Avon products in 1971. She continued selling until right before her illness. She loved her job and always had a special way of connecting with people, whether they were family or someone she just met.
She especially loved music boxes, flowers, collecting dolls, crafting, listening to music, and was an avid reader. She will be greatly missed by her family and all who knew her, and was loved very much.
Her memory will be carried on by her loving husband, Arnold Arens; daughters, Karen E. Pool (Jack), Terry E. Wright, and Rebecca L. Dumas (Matt); five grandchildren; 12 great-grand-children, and eight great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by daughters, Susan E. Arens (Infant) and Nancy E. Carney; sister, Carol A. Reedy; brother, Walter D. Clark Jr., and son-in-law, Lea Wright.
The family would like to give thanks to the staff for the wonderful care our mother received in the Transitional Care Unit and Hospice as well as the support our family received at Hearthstone Nursing and Rehab Center.
A service will be held Monday, August 7 at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel at the Eagle Point National Cemetery, 2763 Riley Road, Eagle Point, OR. The family warmly invites you to join them for food and refreshments in the lower level of the Eagle Point Grange at the corner of S. Shasta and Main following the service.