Born in Portland, OR to Clement A. and Elizabeth M.
Altstock, Betty attended All Saints Grade School, was 1949
student body president at St. Mary's Academy and completed
her BS degree in Elementary Education at Marylhurst College
in 1953. Betty was married to Eugene E. (Gene) Feltz in
December of 1952 and together they enjoyed more than 65 years
of marriage, raising 9 children along the way. Gene and Betty
engaged in an active social life and travelled extensively, often
times with family or with a group of life-long friends.
Quiet activities such as reading, completing the daily
NY Times crossword and long walks both in Portland and
at her beloved Cannon Beach were favorite pastimes for
Betty. She developed lasting and meaningful friendships
through participation in book club, bridge groups, mid-week
ski bus, Eastmoreland Golf Course "9 Holers" and 63 years
involvement at Holy Family Catholic School and Parish. Betty
loved tennis and through the years played with several groups
at Eastmoreland Racquet Club, Multnomah Athletic Club,
Berkeley and Mt Tabor Parks.
Betty was predeceased by her parents and siblings Kathleen,
Bob and Jack, as well as infant daughter Mary, daughter
Carol (Feltz) Bluhm and daughter in-law Jeanne (dePaola)
Feltz. She is survived by husband Gene and children Dan,
Joe (Marguerite), Steve (Kim), Marianne Gunderson (Dave),
Sharon Schlechter (Joe), Laura (Gar), Maureen Cortopassi
(Tom) and Diane Slaughter (Tim) and son in law Jim Bluhm.
"Grandma Betty" will be sorely missed by 20 grandchildren
and 7 great grandchildren who all love her dearly.
A mass of Christian burial will take place at 1:30 pm on
Wednesday November 14, 2018 at Holy Family Catholic
Church, 7525 SE Cesar Chavez Blvd, Portland, OR 97202. The
mass will be preceded by recitation of the rosary beginning at
The family requests that remembrances be sent to Holy
Family Catholic Parish and School.