Former Cozad Resident: Betty Jean Sandquist, 79

Betty Jean Sandquist, 79, of Albany, Oregon, died Thursday, September 5th, 2013, at her home in Albany.

Betty was born in Cozad, Nebraska, to Floyd and Mabel (Detty) Cochrane.

On March 4th, 1951, Betty married Wayne A. Sandquist in Eustis, Nebraska. To this union three daughters were born: Lois Ann Starnes, Greeley, Colorado; Lona Jean Harp, deceased and Patricia Joy Seavy, Albany, Oregon.

When the girls were in high school, Betty worked at the Cozad Hospital until the July of 1970, when she moved to Oregon.

She then worked at Albany General Hospital until her health caused her to quit. She then worked for Fred Meyer Food Store until 1987 as a cashier.

Betty was a good mother, a good cook, a loving wife and a great grandmother. She has six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Betty loved to travel and after Wayne retired in 1990 they spent over three years traveling in heir R.V. to almost every state in the USA and Canada.

She was proceeded in death by her parents; her brother Paul Cochrane and daughter Lona Harp. She is survived by her husband Wayne of Albany and her daughters, Lois Starnes of Greeley and Patricia Seavy of Albany.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 11th, 2013, at the Willamette Memorial Park, Old Salem Road in Albany.

She will be greatly missed.


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