Bette Carol (Youngblood) Angell, December 25, 1928-April 30, 2019 (age 90). Born in Corvallis, Oregon, to Mable and Vaughn Youngblood, she grew up in Bellingham and on Capitol Hill in Seattle, attended Broadway H.S, Seattle U, and the UW. Her brother Tom brought home a fellow fraternity brother, Howard Angell, and they were married a year later in 1947.
Bette and Howard raised four children and moved with the Boeing Co. to Huntsville, Alabama, and Washington, D.C., before returning to the Northwest.
On returning to Seattle in 1969, Bette and Howard settled on Bainbridge on Manitou Point. Bette worked at T & C Florist for Junkoh Harui for many years as a talented floral designer. She prepared flowers for many Bainbridge weddings. She was active at St. Barnabas for fifty years doing altar flowers and supporting church ministries.
Bette and Howard eventually built their dream house named “Rose Farm” on Day Road East on property owned in the family since 1912. Bette thrived in developing the gardens, pond, and orchard, and her garden was featured in the Bainbridge In Bloom in 1989. She loved all flowers, but her delight came from raising roses. Bette loved all living things with the exception of the deer that ate her beautiful blooms. Bette and Howard were happily married for almost 60 years when Howard passed away in 2006.
Bette was a beloved mother, wife, and friend, and her greatest joy was spending time with six granddaughters and two great-granddaughters, one of whom is named for her.
Bette is survived by Norm, Katharine (Don), Pat (Mark), her daughter-in-law Susan, and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by husband Howard and son Tom.
A celebration of her life is planned for Sunday, June 9, at 3PM at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church on Wyatt.
We see our mother in every beautiful flower, particularly roses! She will be greatly missed by all.