Betty J. Camarigg, 86, of Washta, passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center.
Betty was born Jan. 29, 1924 in Douglas Township, Ida County to Clyde and Blanche (Powell) Conley. She graduated from Washta Consolidated Schools and never missed a day of school her entire school years. She received a teaching certificate from Buena Vista College in Storm Lake. She was united in marriage to Robert Camarigg on Nov. 27, 1942 at Dakota City, Neb. Bob was in the trucking business and Betty often rode with him and was his bookkeeper. She was later employed by Zenith in Sioux City and later for Green Thumb at the Washta Library for 12 years. Her greatest pleasure was her family. She enjoyed camping, fishing, crocheting, Skip-Bo Cards and Pogo; was proud of having over a million tokens. She was a member of the Washta United Methodist Church, the Church Circle, the Progressive Club, Sunset View Cemetery Assoc., luncheon widow's club, and the Senior citizens.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bob Camarigg, a sister Opal Cowan, a granddaughter Crystal Borer and a great granddaughter Mariah Beaumier.
She is survived by her daughter Sandra Domina and her husband Don of Washta; four granddaughters: Cammy Vondrak, Sheila (Mike) Beaumier, Shari (John) Orr, Carla Murphy; 14 great-grandchildren, a sister Cecile Krier of Sergeant Bluff, several nieces and nephews,and close friends Betty Schirmer and Betsy Clark.