September 15, 1928 – October 7, 2021
Betty Hinthorn, 93, from Lebanon died in her home on Thursday. Born in Lebanon to Clyde and Alma (Culbertson) Kessler. Betty lived on Tennessee Road. as a child and attended Spicer Grade School. For a while the family lived on a construction camp while their father worked on the construction of Highway 20 between Gates and Detroit. In 1940 her parents opened the Nu-Hy Café and lived on Burkhart Street in Albany. There she attended the Madison School. In 1955, her parents sold the Nu-Hy and bought a restaurant, boat dock, and house seven miles east of Waldport, where Betty lived.
In 1955 Betty married WE “Jack” Hinthorn in Waldport and they moved to Bloomington, Illinois. In 1958 she returned to Oregon to a raspberry farm on Peoria Road, where she raised her children and enjoyed the outdoors to the full. In the early 1980s, Jack and Betty bought a piece of land on Griggs Drive in Lebanon, where Betty continued to love flowers and gardening. In 1991 Jack and Betty sold this property to the family and moved to Seal Rock. After Jack’s death in 1994, Betty returned to Griggs Dr. back to where she lived until her death.
Betty was a member of Harvest Baptist Church in Albany and the Albany Eagles Club.
She leaves behind daughters Linda Lee Stoelting-Gaudette (Gary) from Albany and Diana Gail Kelly (Stephen) from Logsden, Oregon; Son Richard Hinthorn of Albany; 14 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren. Her parents preceded her in death; Husband Jack; Brothers Earl and Robert Kessler; Sister Rose Marie Kessler; and son Dennis Dwayne Dudly.