LONG BEACH - Long Beach resident Betty Lou Redman, age 80, died Dec. 18, 2005. She was born on July 25, 1925, in Astoria, Ore., the oldest daughter of Vincent and Irene (Andrews) Hagerup.

She grew up in Astoria where her father was an engineer for Clatsop County and her mother was a supervisor for a cannery. She attended local schools and graduated from high school. After high school she worked as a dental assistant for her uncle in his dental practice. In 1945 she married Jack Barker and continued to live in Astoria. The couple had two children and later divorced.

In 1955 she married William Redman in Everett where they made their home. They owned and managed apartments in Everett for many years. Mr. Redman died in 1981. After her husband's death, Mrs. Redman moved to Long Beach and worked as manager at Marsh's Museum retail store for many years. She also worked at the Sportsman Cannery in Seaview.

Mrs. Redman was a member of the First Christian Church of Astoria. She enjoyed crafts of all types, especially art projects, knitting and crochet work. In her younger years, she loved to dance. She was very proud of her grandchildren, had an incredible memory and a good sense of humor. Her family will miss her unique laughter.

Survivors include her daughter Christine Leback of Gearhart, Ore.; son Bruce Barker of Seaview; sister Susan Maxwell-Muir of Chinook; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Penttila's Chapel by The Sea in Long Beach. A graveside memorial service will be held at a later date to be announced.

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