Betty Lou Farm January 28, 1933 — February 9, 2022


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Betty Farm, formerly of Sisters and Camp Sherman, passed away peacefully on February 9.

Betty was born in South Dakota and was raised on a farm with seven siblings, Viola, Bernetta, Roy, Norma, Harvey, Melvin, and Roger.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Hugo and Emilia Diede; Viola Liedle, Roy Diede, and great-grandson Blake Spohn.

Betty is survived by four children, seven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Betty moved to Salem in 1959 with her two children, Robert and Debra, from a prior marriage.

In 1962 she met Lee Farm on the dance floor at Crystal Garden, whom she would marry and spend the next 51 years beside and dancing with. They create the blended family of Robert and Debra Benson and Anne and Sherri Farm. Betty was brought up old-school and baked, canned, and sewed clothes for the family. Her baking and canning skills took her to the Polk County Fair where she reigned as Queen of the Kitchen for multiple years. She then went on to make award-winning sewing projects that took her to the State Fair at which she won ribbons and a new sewing machine.

Lee and Betty moved to West Salem after all the kids graduated and moved on.

She was a grocery clerk at Marth’s IGA for many years at the West Salem store.

In 1990 Lee and Betty moved to Camp Sherman into a home that Lee built for them. They became an integral part of the Camp Sherman Community. Betty was a member of the Pine Needlers quilting group and created many wonderful quilts for friends and family, and each grandchild was greeted with a custom quilt. Betty’s jams, jellies, and candies always seemed to go over good at the Camp Sherman Christmas Bazaar.

Betty and Lee moved into Sisters in 2007, where they lived together until February 2014 when Lee passed away. Betty stayed in Sisters for five years and then moved to Eugene where she lived with daughter Debbie and son-in-law Ernie Connelly for approximately three years, until her peaceful passing on the ninth of February.

A celebration of life will be held later.


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