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Betty Mervene Nofziger

September 1, 1931 — January 5, 2014

Betty Mervene Nofziger, age 82, of Grants Pass, died peacefully Sunday, January 5, 2014 at her daughter’s home after brief hospice care.

A memorial service will begin at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Calvary Crossroads Church, 1051 SE M Street, Grants Pass, Oregon. Illinois Valley Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.

Remembrances may be made to the Gospel Rescue Mission, PO Box 190, Grants Pass, Oregon 97528.

Betty was born September 1, 1931 in Portland, Oregon. At age three, she was adopted by Harold & Helen Logsdon. She was raised in Jefferson, Oregon attending grade school 1-8 across the road from her house and graduating from Jefferson High School. She played clarinet in band and loved her horses. Her grandparents lived next door and she spent a lot of time “helping” in the garden, kitchen, and barn.

Betty was a homemaker who loved raising her children. When she moved to Southern Oregon, her interest in unique flowers became a way of gathering souvenirs from various trips and adding them to her garden. In 1979 she moved from Albany to Grants Pass.

She was a faithful follower of Jesus and attended many Bible studies.

Her hobbies included flowers, little dogs, and trips around Oregon – especially the Oregon coast.

Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Grosenbach of Grants Pass, Oregon; two sons, Rex Nofziger of Grants Pass, Oregon and Steve Nofziger of Tangent, Oregon; a sister, Donna McLain of Redmond, Oregon; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, David Nofziger.

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