Betty Louise Beal of Gig Harbor died March 14, 2017, after a short illness.

She was born in Port Orchard in 1928. Beal was a very special, kind person who loved life and her family, and was an active local volunteer in the Gig Harbor area for more than 50 years. Funeral services were scheduled for March 23 at Rill Chapel in Port Orchard. A memorial and tribute wall is online at