Elizabeth (Bette) Blasingame Koerner


Bette was born to Frank and Helen (Osmun) Blasingame in Willow Springs, MO on April 29, 1923. She was raised near Eagle Butte where her dad ranched and mom taught school. After graduating from Eagle Butte High School in 1940, the family moved to California where she worked at Lockheed during WWII. There she met her first husband, John Meyers. In 1947, they and daughter Janet moved to the Meyers family farm in Fruitdale, SD. In 1954, Bette and daughter moved back to California. In 1961 she married Walt Koerner. They moved to Mt. Shasta, CA in 1965. They later divorced. Bette stayed in Mt. Shasta until the early 2000ís when she moved to Oregon.
Bette earned her AA degree at College of the Siskiyous.  She loved all things animal and plant. Her grandchildren spent many summers with her, backpacking, camping and hiking. Her horse, Candy, dog Lady and cats, Mama and Shadow were her faithful four-legged companions. She was an accomplished photographer..her favorite subject was Mt. Shasta. Many of her photos were published and won prizes. A beautiful photo journal of her trips to Africa and Alaska remain for her family. She shared these trips via slide shows in many venues. An active member of the Audubon Society, she worked tirelessly for the preservation of forests and wildlife.
The past two years Bette lived near her daughter in Colorado. Her ashes will be scattered on Mt. Shasta at a later date.
Bette is survived by her sister, Mary Blasingame Adamson, Nevada, daughter, Janet Deason, Colorado, three grandchildren, David, Dennis and Geralyn Deason, five great grandchildren and five great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

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