Age 65, passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at her home in Sutherlin, OR, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Harrison, Arkansas, on March 18, 1947, to Walter and Walcie (Hodge) Edgmon. On June 12, 1965, two day after graduation from Coquille High School, she married her high school sweetheart Dale C. Counts. She had a long and fulfilling career with Umpqua Homes for the Handicapped, where she built many lasting relationships. Betty was preceded in death by her loving parents. She is survived by her husband, Dale C. Counts; daughters: Brigitte Gardipee (Travis); Amanda Couch (Scott); Christy Smalley (Shawn); Betsy Perkins (Skip); seven grandchildren: Kenneth, Nathan, Thomas, Andrew; Joshua; Dylan; and Audrey: four sisters: Judy Wilson (OR); Peggy Curtis (AR); Barbara Eastburn (SD); Debbie Riggs (MO); and numerous nieces and nephews.
Celebration of life will be held on Monday, March 18, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. at Sutherlin, OR, Family Church, 878 W Sixth St., Sutherlin, OR. Burial will be at Fair Oaks Cemetery, 286 Old Pioneer Road, Sutherlin OR. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Sutherlin High School Special Olympics Program; call 541-459-9551 for more information.