Betty Lou Kindler


(April 2, 2003)

Betty Lou Kindler, formerly of Powell, died on April 2, 2003 in Portland, Ore.

Mrs. Kindler was born in Ballantyne, Mont., on Jan. 8, 1918, spent her childhood in Powell with her parents Elisabeth and Harry E. Attebery and graduated from Powell High School in 1935. After high school she went into nurse's training at the University of Minnesota in Ann Arbor.

She obtained her degree in medical technology from North West Institute of Medical Technology in Minneapolis, Minn., in 1937.

She married James Baird Kindler, son of Powell homesteaders Gorge and May Baird Kindler, in 1938.

They spent the early years of their marriage in Washington, D.C., and Alaska, where she worked as a lab and X-ray technician before they finally settled in Portland, Ore., to raise their five children.

In the mid 1970s, she retired, sold her home and returned to Powell to care for her ailing mother, Beth Attebery.

She is survived by her daughter Marilyn Goerrich, of Kuna, Idaho, with whom she lived for the past four years, sons Robert N. Kindler in Hawaii, and C. Steven Kindler in Hungary, six grandchildren and one great grandchild.

She is buried in Park Hill Cemetery in Vancouver, Wash., beside her husband and two sons James E. and George E. Kindler, who preceded her in death.