Betty Ovington

Betty Ovington passed away on May 15, 2002. Born Betty Jane Armstrong on November 30, 1934 in Hardisty, Alberta, Canada. Betty and her family moved to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada where they lived until her early teens. Her family then moved to Cumberland, British Columbia, Canada where she met her true love while in high school. She married John Ovington on October 13, 1951 and settled into raising a family. Their two sons were born in Comox, British Columbia, Canada. Betty and her family moved to Eureka, California in 1966 and this remained her home until her death.


Betty enjoyed her family and friends. She was extremely talented and could do almost anything she set her mind to. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi and will be remembered by the people of Eureka as the “Grandma” of the Sports World, formerly located in Henderson Center. Betty was a super mother and grandmother as well as wonderful wife and friend to all who knew her. She leaves her family and friends with terrific memories that will never be forgotten.


She leaves behind her beloved husband John, her son Bill and wife Kathy Ovington of Eureka and her son Donald and wife Carol Ovington of Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada. She also leaves four loving grandchildren Christopher Ovington of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Joseph Ovington of Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada, Katrina and Alisha Ovington both of Eureka California.




“We Love Our Gee”


By Alisha Ovington


As goodbye grows close


All I want to say is I love you.


Cherishing all the time we shared,


And regretting those moments we didn’t.


Your rosy cheeks never faded,


And your smile hung on.


But always rememberÉ


Remember Mickey Mouse


and Donald Duck,


Remember Pa’s songs


and the tunes he whistled,


And remember how you


braided my hair, and put


notes in my lunch.


As time grows close,


Know we will always be there.


Know we love you,


And hold it in your heart.


Take these three words


with you when you go,


And let your spirit hold them.


No matter the times of the season


Those words always hold true,


We love you.


Always remember,


never forgotten,


Held dear in our hearts.


Know that it’s okay,


We understand,


But know we will miss


you because


We love you!


No services will be held, as this was Betty’s wish. Contributions can be made to Hospice of Humboldt or the American Cancer Society.