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In Memoriam: Betty Lehrman (June 2, 1947 – March 1, 2024)

On March 1, 2024, beloved mother and grandmother, Betty Lehrman passed away unexpectedly in Silverton, Oregon. She was 76 years old.  

She was born Betty Ann Sandifer on June 2, 1947 to Helen Alice Ceccacci and Dewitt Talmadge Sandifer in Portland, Oregon – where she was raised. She completed grade school at Menlo Park and graduated from David Douglas High school in 1965.  

Betty worked in the fields as a little girl packing carrots, green beans for 25 cents an hour, and strawberries for 75 cents an hour. She loved making fishing poles with anything she could find. 

She was married three times and raised her three children alone, Billie-Jo Lopez, Barbara Jordan and Dewitt Lehrman. She worked as a Walmart associate for many years in Woodburn, Oregon.  

She is survived by her sisters, Lillian Vorseth and Patricia Combs; brother, Jimmy; her three children; six grandchildren, Pedro Reyes, Jesus Reyes, Anna Reyes, Alicia Ramirez (Rojas), Nathaniel Lehrman and Antonina Lehrman; and nine great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.

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