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Betty Lou (Combs) Vogt


Betty Lou (Combs) Vogt of Keizer, 90, was born April 8, 1924 in Springfield, Ill. to Charlie and Katie Combs.

As an infant, her family moved to Neosho, Mo. and then moved again, when she was 12, to New Plymouth, Idaho. They moved next door to the Vogt family and became good friends with them. She married the youngest Vogt boy, Howard, in 1941. They lived in Payette, Idaho, first when Betty began her lifelong career as a wife and homemaker.

After Howard began working for the federal government, they moved to Missoula, Mont., where their first daughter Betty June was born. They moved next to Ogden, Utah where their second daughter, Carol Lynn was born and then to Salt Lake City, Utah, where their third daughter, Barbara Ann, was born.

They returned to Ogden until 1963 and then moved to Falls City, Ore. after Howard was granted disability from the federal government. The next move they made was to Salem and then to Keizer.

Betty is survived by two daughters, Carol Lundin (Richard), Barbara Vogt, son-in-law Russel Mendenhall; granddaughter, Cheri Mendenhall and grandson Roger Mendenhall (Robin); three great granddaughters, Candice Nikerson (Mikey), Shelby Phillips (Nick), Brandy Lundin; great grandson Derek
Mendenhall (Victoria), two great great-granddaughters Payton Nail and Ellie Nickerson; and one great great-grandson Tucker Phillips; many nieces and nephews and their families.

Betty was preceded in death by husband Howard; oldest daughter Betty June Mendenhall; youngest granddaughter Noelle Marie Lundin; sisters Sylvia Davis, Frances McCance, Ruby Corn; brothers John Combs, Manford “Mack” Combs, Dennis Combs, Arthur Combs and Ralph Combs.

Memorial services were held, Monday, May 12 at Weddle Funeral Services in Stayton.