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Memorial service is Saturday for Tukwila's Betty Gully

Paul and Betty Gully shared their secrets for a life together filled with love with readers of the Tukwila Reporter in February 2012. - Charles Cortes/Tukwila Reporter
Paul and Betty Gully shared their secrets for a life together filled with love with readers of the Tukwila Reporter in February 2012.
— image credit: Charles Cortes/Tukwila Reporter

A memorial service for Betty Jean Gully, remembered for her love for her family and the Tukwila community, is Saturday, July 20.

The community is invited to the service at 3 p.m. at the Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave. S.

Betty, who died June 10, 2013, was preceded in death by her husband Paul, whom she married in 1957 after graduating from Foster High School.

Betty was a founding member of the Tukwila Children’s Foundation and served as an officer in many capacities. She served on the board of the Rainier Symphony, helping bring the arts to Tukwila and South King County.

In the mid 1990s Betty and Paul opened their home to refugee families, showing them a graceful and empathetic face to their new country. Betty and Paul were honored as the first recipients of the “Treasures of Tukwila” award, now given annually by the city.

Paul and Betty were featured in a Tukwila Reporter article in February 2012 for Valentine's Day.

She is survived by her children Craig (Donna) Gully of Sumner, Mark (Betsy) Gully of Cincinnati, Cathy (Michael) Wahlstrom of Colorado Springs and Mark (April) Wahlstrom of Tukwila, as well as 10 grandchildren and  six great-grandchildren.

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