Elizabeth “Betty” Szeferski
Elizabeth “Betty” Szeferski passed away at the age of 83 on Friday, June 27, 2014, at Central Washington Hospital, with her daughter, Debra, by her side. Betty was the third of four children. Her parents, George and Francis Bonn, were Russian-born ethnic German immigrants, who came to the United States during World War I, after first immigrating to Canada. They became U.S. citizens just a few years before the start of World War II. Betty was born in Yakima, WA and lived in various cities in Eastern Washington her entire life. In her younger years, she loved to bowl and participated in league bowling. She even won some league championship awards in the early 1960’s. She moved with her daughter from Yakima to Wenatchee in 1977, first working for about a year at Tony’s Market in East Wenatchee. After that, she was a checker at the Plaza Super Jet for more than 27 years, where she enjoyed her daily interactions with her customers. Betty always liked going out to eat or to movies with friends. After she received a DVD player for Christmas one year, she started a collection of CDs/DVDs of the music and movies she liked when she was younger. She especially loved Elvis’ music and movies, and old Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals. Betty resided at Columbia Heights Assisted Living for the past year and a half, where she made new friends and always looked forward to her weekly Pinochle games.
Betty is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Bruce Maxwell. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Barbara and Hilda; and her brother, Donald.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, July 11, 2014, at Jones & Jones~Betts Memorial Chapel in Wenatchee. Please express your thoughts and memories on the online guestbook at jonesjonesbetts.com. Arrangements by Jones & Jones~Betts Funeral Home, Wenatchee.