Betty J. Hickson
Betty Jane Hickson, 88, Shelton, WA passed away surrounded by her family at Mason General Hospital on Wednesday, October 24, 2012. Betty was born on November 2, 1923 to Everett L. and May (Hardin) Remsberg in Iola, KS. She graduated from Iola High School in 1941 and obtained her teaching certificate from Western Washington College in Bellingham. She moved to Shelton and taught school for a time at the Lincoln and Bordeaux schools. She married Allen Hickson in December of 1948 in Pacific Grove, CA, became a housewife and raised eight children. Betty was a member of the Matlock Church, the First Baptist Church of Shelton and the Mason County Senior Center. She taught Sunday school at both churches and enjoyed sewing, embroidery, gardening, canning, and cooking. Her family shared that she baked everyday and the children were always anxious to come home after school to see what the daily treat would be. She supported her children in sports and enjoyed watching football, golf and other sports on TV with her sons. Betty was especially fond of cats. She is survived by her sons, Michael (Mardell) Hickson, Helena, MT, Chris Hickson, Tacoma, WA, John (Susan) Hickson and Richard (Suzy) Hickson, both of Shelton; daughters, Kathy (Mike) Stienke, AR and Linda (Randy) Brush of Shelton; 15 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. She is preceded in death by husband Allen and sons William and Charles. A memorial will be held at the Hope Chapel, 421 West “E” St. in Shelton at 1:00 PM. Donations can be sent to the Karen Hilburn Breast Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 1462, Shelton, WA 98584.
At Betty’s request, she will be inurned in the rose garden of the family home in the spring. If anyone would like to donate a rose bush in her memory, please contact Richard Hickson. McComb Funeral Home was honored to serve this family.