Betty Lou (Pedersen) Bernier was born to Ralph and Ada (Schauer) Pedersen on Nov. 26, 1929. She was the first of nine siblings. At the time of her death, she was a resident at Long Term Care in Forks. She left us unexpectedly on Sept. 7, 2022.
Betty grew up at Tyee and on Beaver Hill and attended school at Beaver and Forks, graduating from Quillayute High School in 1948. On July 23, 1949, she married Patrick Bernier in Bremerton. They made their home at first in Beaver Camp “company housing” and later resided for many years at Lake Pleasant.
In the early 1950s, Betty went to work at Olympic Pharmacy and was employed there for over 40 years. She later went on to own the pharmacy building where she later operated a small coin shop in the mid-1980s-1990s.
After her retirement, she and Pat moved into Forks. Pat preceded her in death, in November 1999.
Betty enjoyed trips to Reno, and in later years trips to the casino. In her lifetime she had many pets; dogs, cats, birds, and sometimes wildlife she nursed back to health.
She loved to visit with anyone passing by her home on Elterich Street, and at her home, she loved to host the Pedersen-Schauer family reunion each summer.
She took pride in her appearance and always had her hair done, makeup on, nails painted, and always some sparkly earrings!
Betty is preceded in death by her husband and siblings Bill, Dick, Ron, Patricia, and Helen; and nieces Patti and Ada. She is survived by her sister June Olson of Forks and brothers Terry Pedersen and Robert “Bob” Pedersen both of Port Angeles.
Although she had no children she had many nieces and nephews who she loved very much and is survived by; Terri, Christi, Lynda, Shelli, Deb, Cindy, Tanya, Joelle, Sherri, Ronna, Ron, Don, and Brian.
She is also survived by her cockatiel, Charlie.
Those wishing to remember her are asked to make a donation to Friends of Forks Animals, P O Box 2022, Forks, WA 98331.
No service is planned at this time.