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Betty J. Zielinski
03/25/1928 — 08/31/2022
From Kirkland, WA | Born in Cle Elum, WA
Betty J. Zielinski
Betty Jean Zielinski, age 94, passed away in Kirkland, WA on August 31, 2022. Betty was born on March 25, 1928 in Cle Elum, WA to Roy and Anna (Valesko) Coon. Betty grew up in Tacoma and attended Catholic school there. She married right out of High School and was a wife and mother. Betty had 4 children and in middle age went back to school to become a nurse. She was a nurse from 1965 until her retirement in 1990. During her nursing years Betty worked at both Kennewick General Hospital and Kadlec Hospital in Richland. Betty lived in the Tri-City area from 1951 to 1992 when she moved to Kirkland to live with her daughter for the remainder of her life. She was always busy and very organized. She was a great one to sew, knit, crochet and other hand crafts. She knit many baby hats for the hospitals in Alaska and made clothes and other things for herself and her family. She even crocheted an entire rug to put in her room. She loved to play table games with her family and every Friday night they had family game night. Betty would make sure everyone played by the rules. She was an avid word search player and completed hundreds of books of wordsearch. She loved to travel and visited Israel and Greece with her sister Kathy. She was a strong Christian and in her retirement, she cooked for the summer youth camps for many years and took care of the church kitchen. Betty was a faithful member at King’s Cross Church in Kirkland, WA. She was a friend to many and loved by all who knew her.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Peter Zielinski, her parents Roy Coon and Anna (Valesko) Coon, her brother Roy and her sister MaryAnn.
Betty is survived by her four children, George Horne, Patty Sutherland, Becky Calapristi, and Mike Zielinksi, as well as twelve grandchildren, Scott, Eric, Philip, Cherith, Jordan, Elisha, Hannah, Alexander, Beth, Jackie, Kathrine, Aaron, and thirteen Great-grandchildren, Jayden, Brianna, Kennedy, Lily, Kyla, Annette, Elise, Grace, Maggie, Aaric, Alivia, Zayva, and Zen.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022, at 1:00 pm at King’s Cross Church, 10007 NE 132nd St, Kirkland, WA 98034.
Public Viewing will be held on Monday, October 17, 2022, from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm at Einan’s at Sunset Funeral Home, 915 Bypass Hwy, Richland, WA 99352.
A Graveside Service will be held on Monday, October 17, 2022, at 1:00 pm at Sunset Memorial Gardens, 915 Bypass Hwy, Richland, WA 99352.
We thank God for a consistent, worthy testimony of his grace, carried on to following generations. It was a privilege to worship alongside Betty. She is now at rest in the presence of the Savior she loved so very well.
My sweet Grandma Z – It was your birthday, this year, when I discovered I was pregnant. I called you the next day. It was so wonderful and reassuring to hear your voice. Thank you for all the love you’ve given this family and for the wonderful memories. Those memories will always be cherished, just like you. 💖
May you rest in Jesus loving arms.
May you dance like an angel and glory in the Lord’s presence.