Bea (Betty) Sieverkropp was born March 31, 1930 and raised in Hood River, Oregon by Floyd and Georgia Gibbs. Bea resided in Hood River until her death January 21. 2022. Bea attended school in Hood River and upon graduation attended business school in Portland, Oregon.
After returning to Hood River Bea went to work for Mayflower for a while before joining her Mother Georgia at the Telephone Company as a switchboard operator. She transferred the Treasury Department and worked her way up getting promoted as the first woman Treasurer for United Telephone Company. She retired from Sprint (many name changes over the years) in 1996 after four plus decades of service.
Bea married Robert E. Sieverkopp in 1952 and had six children. Robert preceded her in death in September 1983 and son Bob in February 2021.
She is survived by children: Linda (Randy) Shipley, Sherwood, OR, Scott Sieverkropp, Hood River, OR, Sally (Ron) Moss, Wilsonville, OR, Tom (Reka) Sieverkropp, Hood River, OR and Pat Sieverkropp, Centralia, WA.
Surviving grandchildren are: Chris (Cait) Shipley, West Linn, OR, Michael Shipley, Tigard, OR, Stephanie (Chris) Reynolds, Tigard, OR, Amy Moss & Joe Thomas, Tualatin, OR, Spencer Moss, Mountainview, CA, Ryan Sieverkropp, Portland, OR, Austin Sieverkropp, The Dalles, OR, Weston Sieverkropp, Hood River, OR.
Bea also had four great grandchildren: Treyven Miller, Cayden Shipley, Apollo Sieverkropp and Lincoln Reynolds. She was a proud Mom, Grandma and Great Grandma.
She was also preceded in death by her longtime companion Fred Dethman in November 2017. They enjoyed road trips and travelling to see Fred’s friends across the states from his military days, stopping at many museums along the way.
Bea spent almost seven decades living on Eliot Drive in four different homes. She was especially proud of the last home she had built in 1987 on the last lot that had been part of the family orchard. She landscaped the yard and spent many hours adding to it and maintaining it over the years.
Bea enjoyed gardening, shopping, reading, travelling (especially Hawaii) and spending time with her dogs and family. Bea always loved dogs and was a supporter of Hood River Adopt-A-Dog. Her beloved dogs Roxie and Dixie provided her endless hours of joy and companionship during her final years.
Donations can be made to Heart of Hospice or Hood River Adopt-A-Dog.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson's Tribute Center (Funerals • Receptions • Cremations) 1401 Belmont Avenue, Hood River, Oregon 97031.
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