Betty Biggam

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Betty J. Biggam, loving wife, mother and grandmother, of Moscow, passed on to be with her Lord, Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Swedish Hospital in Seattle. She was 64.

Betty was born October 23, 1952, in Moscow, to Lawrence E. and Joan B. Cleveland. She attended Moscow schools and graduated from Moscow high school in 1971. On June 15, 1973, Betty married Russell C. Biggam at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Moscow. Betty went to work for GTE out of High School, where she worked for 32 years before her retirement in 2000. After leaving GTE, she went to work for Latah County as a tax collector for 7 years before fully retiring.

Betty enjoyed stamping up, card making and bunko parties with her friends.  She enjoyed traveling and enjoyed trips to Puerto Vallarta (3), and swimming with dolphins (Porpoises) in Nueva Vallarta (2), cruises to Alaska (3), Hawaii and yearly trips with her husband Russell to the Oregon Coast.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence E. Cleveland and Joan B. (Cleveland) McRill. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Russell, at their Moscow home, daughter Jennifer D. (Ken) Gonzales, son William L. (Danielle) Biggam, Grandchildren Mitchell D. (Grace) Gonzales, and Rachael A. Gonzales., a brother, Ralph (Nan) Cleveland and a sister, Debbie (Bill) Stokes, 4 nephews, a grand nephew and two grand nieces.

At Betty’s request there will be no formal service. Memorials in honor of Betty may be sent to the Moscow Central Lions Club Foundation, P.O. Box 8655, Moscow, Id 83843 or to the Shriners Children’s Hospital in Spokane at

8 Responses to Betty Biggam

  1. Philip & Melissa Smith says:

    Betty was a beautiful soul. She will truly be missed. Hugs and prayers to Russ and the family.

  2. Len and Fern Bielenberg says:

    Our deepest sympathy in this time of sorrow.

  3. Richard Lewis says:

    Russ – Sorry for your loss – Pullman Lion Rich Lewis

  4. Maureen Coleman says:

    I enjoyed knowing Betty from working at the courthouse. I never saw her without a smile and always brightened my day. I am very sorry for your loss.

  5. Karen Loeffelman says:

    My condolences to your entire family Russ. That is a wonderful photo of the two of you.

  6. Fred Allen says:

    While working at GTE as our Secretary there wasn’t any thing we asked of her that she wouldn’t do. Although I worked in Orofino she was just a phone call away. Always pleasant with a quick laugh and she really took good care of HER people!

  7. Gordon Law says:

    Betty was far more than a great parent and grandmother. She was a wonderful wife to Russ. She was a great friend to me, my wife and our friends. She deeply cared for those that knew her. One never doubted her concern and love for those who had the pleasure to know her. She was also a wonderful coworker and had a lot of outside the home interests where many got to personally reap the benefits of Betty’s kinship. I thank my Creator for allowing me to have Betty in my life. It was and will remain a true honor. Thank you Sweet One!

  8. Mary Manderscheid says:

    Russ, Jenny, Willy and families – our condolences to you all – Betty will be missed by many. Hugs and prayers.

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