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Betty Jeanne Deere -Aug. 22, 1925 – Feb. 24, 2020

Betty Jeanne Deere -Aug. 22, 1925 – Feb. 24, 202

Betty Jeanne Deere, 94, died on Feb. 24, 2020. She was born in Cottage Grove on Aug. 22, 1925, to parents Harry and Agnes (Flaherty) Stoneburg, and graduated from Cottage Grove High School.
She married Dallas Jesse Deere on May 22, 1943, in Vancouver, Wash. They were married for 54 wonderful years.
Betty was a homemaker who enjoyed making blue-ribbon afghans, camping at the coast with her family, sewing, and keeping a beautiful, lush yard full of flowers and a large vegetable garden.
Betty always made sure everyone was taken care of and well fed. Once you had one of her homemade pies you could never love another. Her home was always full of family and fun. She loved being a grandma and took special care of her grandkids.
When she gave up her house, she made a new home at Magnolia Gardens.
She is survived by son, Monty (Cathy) Deere of Cottage Grove; daughter, Beth Ann Summers of Chandler, Ariz.; daughter-in-law Sue Deere of Cottage Grove; Julia (Chad) Beito; Chris (Camila) Summers; Jon Summers; Angie (Brian) Saunders; Jesse (Christy) Deere; Amy Deere; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Dallas; sons, Larry and Dennis Deere; son-in-law, Bill Summers; and siblings, Lucille Lynch, Alice Gaither, Margaret Lemley, Verne Stoneburg, LaVerne Stoneburg and Yvonne Eller.
A funeral service was held Feb. 29 at Smith Lund Mills Funeral Chapel and was followed by a graveside service at Fir Grove Cemetery.



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