Betty J. Nunamaker


July 31, 1927 – August 24, 2016

Betty Nunamaker, age 89, of Blaine, WA passed away peacefully at home on August 24, 2016. Betty was born to George and Pearl Peaster in Shawnee, OK on July 31, 1927. When Betty was 19 her parents passed away and her aunt Bessie and husband Fayette Evans cared for her. On November 1, 1947, she married Robert “Bob” Nunamaker in Bellingham, WA. Betty worked as a secretary for Pac-Can Exports for 17 years.

She was dedicated to the Blaine School District and served on the Blaine School Board for 28 years. Betty was loving, caring, optimistic, and always considered others before herself. She is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, Bob, children Kerry and husband Gary Clausen, Scott and wife Christine Nunamaker, Todd Nunamaker, Julie and husband Steve Sanders and Erin and husband Cris Johnsen, grandchildren Kristin and Kelli Clausen, Lindsay and husband Nick Barrett, Grant and wife Jaclyn Sanders, Conner and Colton Johnsen, Stella Nunamaker and Grace and Caroline Nunamaker, great-grandson Callan Sanders, and many loving relatives and friends. Services were held in Blaine, WA. The family would like to thank the many caregivers at Hospice, especially Brooke, and their personal home care givers, Jene`, Jackie, and Tami. Memorials may be made to Whatcom Hospice or the Blaine Performing Art Center. You may share your memories with the family at

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