Elizabeth 'Betty' Misner
Former peninsula resident Elizabeth "Betty" Misner died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, at her home in Olympia, Wash. She was 87.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at New Day Christian Center, 11701 Violet Prairie Road, Tenino, Wash. Jim Ford will officiate. Internment of ashes will be at Mills Cemetery, Tumwater, Wash.
Mrs. Misner was born March 13, 1920, in Tacoma, Wash., to Wilkie B. and Anna Hess. She married Claude Misner in January 1950 in Olympia. She had a high school education. She worked as a clerk for the state of Washington for 30 years. In early 1960 she work at the National Bank of Alaska in Soldotna. She was a member of the Bahai faith.
"Betty first traveled to Alaska in November 1961, driving a borrowed station wagon with five kids the oldest 12 and youngest 11 months. She landed in Homer, living in a house which is now a medical clinic. The family moved to Soldotna after Claude had built a house on Knight Drive and she worked for a time at what was then the only local paper, The Cheechako News, where she wrote copy for the classifieds. The things that made Mom happy were gardening, reading, visits with her kids and her grandkids," her family said.
Mrs. Misner was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and four children.
She is survived by her children, Joe Popper formerly of Soldotna, Camille Stephenson of California, Claudia Manley, Dan Misner of Soldotna, Tim Misner, Tom Misner, Teresa McNutt, Cary Misner, Loretta Smith of Soldotna, Les Misner and Robert Misner.
Arrangements were made by Fleig-Threlkeld Crematory and Funeral Services in Milton, Wash.
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