Ferrin

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  • Friday, March 21, 2014 12:00am
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Ferrin

Elizabeth “Betty” Ferrin

Betty Ferrin, 86, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in American Falls, Idaho.

She was born on August 19, 1927, the only daughter of Ole and Ruth Kolden, in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Betty met her husband Carrol H. Ferrin in South Dakota, and later followed him to Seattle, Washington, and was married there on January 11, 1957.

Betty, at heart, was a wife and mother first, and a friend to everyone else. She took joy in taking care of her family, and would at times go without something so that her kids would have what they needed.

Her strong faith in Jesus was a testimony to her family and friends, and she was always ready to send prayers up to heaven at a moment’s notice. Her favorite hobby was decorating wedding cakes. This became profitable enough to supplement the family income, and be a safety net in the lean times. Betty loved to talk to anyone about the many cakes she decorated over the years.

She is survived by her brother Robert Kolden, South Houston, Texas and sister-in-law Helen Kolden, Aberdeen, South Dakota. Her daughters; Dawn Ferrin, Kent, Washington, Traci Ferrin, Seattle, Washington, Penny (Melvin) Martin, American Falls, Idaho and daughter-in-law Diana Steele-Ferrin, Kent, Washington. Her sons; Kevin (Cheryl) Ferrin, Burien, Washington and Kelly Ferrin, Renton, Washington. Eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Carrol Ferrin, parents Ole and Ruth Kolden, brother Harlan Kolden, sister-in-law Kathlryn Kolden and also her nephew Michael Allan Kolden.

Graveside service will be Saturday, March 15, 2014, at 10:00am at the Hillcrest Burial Park, 1005 Reiten Road in Kent, Washington.


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