SNOQUALMIE, Wash. – Betty “BJ” Libby left us suddenly for her “final journey” on Sept. 21, 2013.. She was born Feb. 29, 1948, in Limestone. BJ loved the fact that she was a Leap Year baby and only had a birthday every four years.
Technically, she was only 16 ¼ years old when she passed. She grew up on a potato farm and shared fond memories of that her entire life.
Her passion to travel took her to places such as Japan, Okinawa, Australia, Korea, Hong Kong, China, Germany, Azores, Italy, Turkey, France, Czech Republic, England, Ireland, Belgium, Switzerland, Portugal and many places within the United States. She always loved meeting new people while surrounding herself in the culture of every place she visited.
BJ started off her career working at Chapman College then later as assistant editor of a magazine. Following that she transitioned to working for the Girl Scouts of the USA. She ended her career at the Mt. Si Senior Center. She had a very caring heart and her passion was to help those in need. When someone came into the senior center and required assistance she would drop everything to assist them. Whether that meant helping a homeless person passing through who desperately needed a warm meal or some shoes and a warm coat or a senior who needed mobility equipment and didn’t know where to turn. BJ never judged and always made everyone feel welcome.
Keeping busy through her job, gardening, making jam each summer for family and friends, helping her family with many projects or camping in the backyard with her grandsons was what she loved to do. She enjoyed every moment and appreciated the time with her grandchildren.
BJ is survived by her daughter, Dakarie Johndro; son-in-law, Reid Geck; along with her grandsons, Riley Geck, Kyler Geck, and Brayden Geck, all of Snoqualmie, Wash. BJ is also survived by her sisters, Jeri Beaulieu and her husband, Peter Beaulieu, of Limestone, Joy Gustin and her husband, Ken Gustin, of Hermon, and Kim Clark and her husband, Paul Clark, of Audubon, N.J.; and brother, Jeff Libby of Limestone. She will be missed by many of her friends and family around the world and would say to all, “Love life, be brave.”
She never wanted a funeral upon her death but rather she preferred a party to celebrate her life. The celebration will be set for a later date. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Mt. Si Food Bank, 122 E. 3rd St., North Bend, WA 98045 or contribute directly on their website at www.mtsifoodbank.org. Please sign the online guest book at www.flintofts.com.