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In Memory of

Betty Lou Combs

May 22, 1929 - November 17, 2016

Obituary


Betty was born May 22, 1929, in Breckenridge, Minn., to Kristian Seines and Lucille Strubel Seines. She passed away Nov. 17, 2016, in Centralia, Wash.
Betty lived in several states related to her dad working in construction. Not until they moved to Onalaska, did Betty get to go to the same school for more than a few months. She graduated in 1948 from Onalaska High School.
Betty married Raymond Delvis Combs in Bellingham, Feb. 14, 1949. To this union, nine children were born. Her children and their spouses are Delvis (Wilma) Combs of Winlock, Ramona...

Betty was born May 22, 1929, in Breckenridge, Minn., to Kristian Seines and Lucille Strubel Seines. She passed away Nov. 17, 2016, in Centralia, Wash.
Betty lived in several states related to her dad working in construction. Not until they moved to Onalaska, did Betty get to go to the same school for more than a few months. She graduated in 1948 from Onalaska High School.
Betty married Raymond Delvis Combs in Bellingham, Feb. 14, 1949. To this union, nine children were born. Her children and their spouses are Delvis (Wilma) Combs of Winlock, Ramona (Gene) Horst of Centralia, Clint (Deborah) Combs of Olympia, Mark (Mary) Combs of Centralia, Stanley Combs and Sherry Grauman of Centralia, Oleta Fitch of Bucoda, Yvonne (Jesse) Garcia of Laredo, Texas, Sharon Clements of Centralia and Robin Combs Sr. of Monroe, Wash.; 38 grandchildren; 77 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her two older siblings, Virgil and Virginia; one grandchild; four great- grandchildren; and two nephews.
Betty was left a widow in 1964 in Hinkley, Calif., with the oldest being 14 and a half years old and the baby was six weeks old. The following year, with the help of her parents, her brother and his two sons, she moved her family to Centralia, Wash. Betty started working nights at Centralia General Hospital two days later. In September of 1970, she started Licensed Practical Nurse classes with her oldest daughter and graduated in July 1971. She worked full time at Centralia General Hospital as an LPN until September 1991, and part-time until 1994.
She did everything she could to care for her nine children. She was baptized as a Jehovah's Witness, April 1, 1979, and loved Jehovah and his son, Jesus, very much. Betty very seldom missed going to the Kingdom Hall until she got too ill and was unable to make it as often.
Betty lost her house to a fire, July 3, 2015, related to neighborhood fireworks. She moved in with her youngest daughter, Sharon, where she lived for the last year and half. Her comment after the fire was, "I never thought I would be homeless at my age". She adjusted well at Sharon's and they both were a comfort to each other.
A service will be held Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, at 2 p.m., at Kingdom Hall Of Jehovah's Witnesses, Chehalis, Wash.