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Betty Joan Gartin

Betty Joan Gartin

Betty Joan Gartin, 59, died Saturday, April 8, 2006 at her home surrounded by her loved ones.

She was born to Harold (Frenchy) and Virginia Gartin on July 21, 1946 in Klamath Falls. The family moved to Medford when she was a young girl and she graduated from Medford schools. Betty was a Native American and loved to craft items that reflected her culture.

She raised five of her grandchildren and also cared for her parents when they fell ill.

She was a member of the Family Life Bible Church in Ashland for many years.

She is survived by her daughters, Tracy Byle (Martin Madsen) of White City and Tammy Byle of Central Point; son, Tony Byle of Central point; two sisters, Margie Lara and Roberta Conken, both of White City; two brothers, Calvin Gartin of Medford and James Gartin of White City; along with 11 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Sonny Gartin.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 22, 2006 at the Family Life Bible Church, 120 6th Street, Ashland. Private interment will be held at Hill Cemetery in Chiloquin, Ore. Arrangements by Abbey Funeral.