The Seattle Times Sunday, December 18, 1960
Death Takes Mrs. Betts, 95, Auburn
Mrs. Mary Ellen Betts, 95, of Auburn, a resident of the area since 1898, died Thursday in a nursing home.
Funeral services will be at 2 o’clock tomorrow in the Price Chapel, Auburn. Burial will be in Sumner.
Born in Goshen, Indiana, Mrs. Betts and her husband, Charles, arrived at Stone’s Landing, later Redondo Beach, aboard the Defiance, which ran daily between Tacoma and Seattle.
Mr. Betts, who died in 1926, operated a grocery at Redondo Beach Park.
Surviving are a brother, William S. Horning, Falls Church, Virginia; a sister, Mrs. Ida Hallowell, Asheville, North Carolina; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter.
Mrs. Betts was a member of Dorcas Ladies’ Aid, Redondo Beach, for 50 years and a member of Cyclamen Chapter No. 65, Order of the Eastern Star.