Betty (Avery) Merryfield, born December 16, 1925, passed peacefully at her home in Federal Way on January 28, 2020. Born in Seattle, she grew up in the Columbia City district of Seattle attending Franklin High School.
She met the love of her life, Ivor Merryfield, in 1942 and they were wed May 19, 1944 while Ivor was home on leave from the Army Air Corps. Betty was blessed with two children and dedicated her early years to her family while also working outside her home, eventually becoming a small business owner in Hillman City. After spending her youth and working years living in “The Valley”, Betty and Ivor retired and moved to Federal Way in 1986. In retirement, Betty remained an active participant in the lives of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She and Ivor enjoyed traveling, particularly to her favorite destination, Hawaii.
Betty was preceded in death with the passing of her husband of 68 years in 2012 and is survived by her children Linda (Doug) Petorak and Dan (Sharon) Merryfield; three grandchildren: Eric Siggens, Laura (John) Cameron, Janna (Dino) Annest ; and five great grandchildren: Jordan (Emily) Kruger, Zachary Siggens, Lindsay Cameron, Riley and Leo Annest, all of whom will remember and miss Betty’s unconditional love.
A private graveside service for immediate family members will be held at Washington Memorial Park on February 6th.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the American Heart Association.