Betty Lou Royle, a Prineville, Ore., resident, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at her home. She was 81.
Betty was born in Gannett, Idaho, to Henry and Josephine Wurst on June 17, 1931. She attended and graduated from Twin Falls High School in Twin Falls, Idaho, and attended Idaho State University.
Betty married the love of her life, Jack H. Royle, on July 2, 1950, in Twin Falls. She was a member of the Eastern Star Carnation Chapter, Lady Elks, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Garden Club, and was a den mother for the Cub Scouts. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, crafts, leather working and tooling, oil painting, cooking and making candy to rival See’s Candy!
Betty is survived by her husband, Jack H. Royle of Prineville; son, Jack (Randa) H. Royle Jr. of Ledgewood, N.J.; and granddaughters, McKenzie Royle and Gabriella Royle-Borovsky. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.
A funeral service was held at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Prineville on Monday, April 8, and a celebration of life will be held at the Elk’s Lodge in Prineville. Final committal will be at Sunset Memorial Park in Twin Falls on Thursday, April 11, at 2 p.m.
In Betty’s honor, the family is asking that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to help support Alzheimer’s research. Betty was a member of the Carnation Chapter of Eastern Star, which is organizing the donations. Please make checks payable to Carnation Chapter OES, 400 NW Terrace Lane No. 75, Prineville, OR 97754. In the check memo please note “Special Projects-Alzheimer’s Fund.”
Arrangements are in the care of Prineville Funeral Home. Please visit www.PrinevilleFuneralHome.com to share your memories or express your condolences by signing the online guestbook.