Elizabeth (Betty) May Dahl


Elizabeth (Betty) May Dahl née Watson, Woodard passed away in her home and in her favorite chair the morning of June 22. 2021.  She battled and outlived multiple medical conditions until her body could not sustain any more.

Betty was born in Surrey, BC on October 28, 1935 and lived in the family home with her parents and three older brothers until she married in 1956 and moved to Washington with her husband.  Shortly thereafter they bought a home in Kirkland, WA and moved in Christmas Eve with their three young children.  She raised us and remained in that same home until the day she passed.

After working for the Lake Washington School District for 23 years, she ended up having to retire early from Kirkland Junior High due to the progression of the ALS she had been diagnosed with in 1984.  She continued to do all she could despite the advancement of the disease.  The family was elated when she reunited with a past beau, and we stood beside her as she married the love of her life on May 10, 1997.

She is survived by her three children; Betty-Ann Ray, Doug (Michelle) Woodard, and Janet (Rod) Hobelman, her six grandchildren; David Ray, Katie Woodard, Krystalyn Ray, Jeremy McCracken, Elizabeth Lovell and Zak Carroll, her six great-grandchildren, as well as her 2 nephews (Dan & Rick) and four nieces (Linda, Kathy, Cindy & Suzanne) in Canada.

She was loved, supported, and surrounded by her caregivers Lynn and Lori as well as her children, their spouses, grandchildren, their spouses, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews because that was just who she was.  She will be dearly missed.

The post first appeared on Barton Family Funeral Service.