The post received word the afternoon of November 29, 2013 that Senior Vice Commandant of Beaverton Post 4617, Francis Betz, became a member of the VFW in God’s Glory earlier in the afternoon. He had been ill for several weeks. He celebrated his 70th birthday in September.
Francis took part in Tualatin post activities on Wednesday night potlucks and Saturday morning breakfasts.
Francis was Chairman of a Welcome Home Coin Project that Beaverton Post sponsored. He enjoyed presenting a coin to all foreign war veterans that he encountered.
His friendly smile and quiet voice will be greatly missed.
Scenes from Memorial Day Ceremonies in Tualatin May, 2013