Betty Campbell Loudon was born in Pomeroy, WA on April 28, 1931 to Walter and Elveta Campbell. Mrs. Loudon attended grade school in Anatone and graduated from Clarkston High School in 1949. She then attended Washington State University, where she majored in Home Economics and Education, graduating in 1953. Mrs. Loudon’s quickly found a teaching position at Highland High School (Teiton, WA) where she taught home economics.
In December 1953 Mrs. Loudon married James Loudon. She accompanied him while he was in the Air Force and in 1956 the couple settled in Wenatchee to raise their family. Mr. & Mrs. Loudon raised three daughters, Linda Kay, Pamela Jean and Kathy Ann.
Mrs. Loudon had a passion for travel and experiencing new places. She visited all 50 states, nine Canadian provinces and six continents. Ocean cruises were a favorite form of travel in later years.
Mrs. Loudon was an avid reader, reading everything, but mysteries were her favorite.
Mrs. Loudon led a full life filled with school and community activities. In college she was a member of the debate team. While raising her daughters she was active in many of their activities, including Camp Fire and 4H. She especially enjoyed her CC Chapter of PEO for many years. She was the past president of the Women of Rotary, a member of the Home Economics Association, Hospital Guild D, Wenatchee First United Methodist Church and Appleland Sams. Mrs. Loudon worked part time for the Census Bureau and the Washington State Agriculture Statistics Reporting Service for ten years.
Mrs. Loudon was survived by her husband of 52 years, Jim; their daughters, Linda (Keith) Hightower, Pam (Steve) Earnest, Kathy (Doug) McCary and nine grandchildren.
The Betty Campbell Loudon Memorial Scholarship was created by her family and friends in honor of her life. It will assist young people from the Wenatchee Valley pursuing a Family and Consumer Sciences or Education Degree at Washington State University.