Betty Vogel

Betty Mozelle Linton Vogel, 73, died in Sweet Home on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008.

She was born in Velma, Okla., on July 4, 1935. Her family moved to Dale, Ill., where she graduated from McLeansboro High School in 1951. After attending business college in St. Louis, Mo., She lived with her family in Algiers, La. The surviving family moved to Baldwin Park, Calif., in 1955.

In California, while working at Aerojet, she met her future husband, Donald Arthur Vogel. The two married in June 1956.

The couple moved to Sweet Home in the early 1960s where they had a small but successful cattle ranch on Wiley Creek Drive. There, Betty displayed her extensive skills at canning, baking, and casseroles.

Their son, Robert Arthur Vogel, was born in 1965. Soon after, they moved to Redlands, Calif., where they started a computer data processing company. They returned to their Oregon ranch in 1977.

During the 1980s, Mrs. Vogel earned a bachelor of science degree in anthropology and a master’s degree in archaeology from Oregon State University. She worked for several years as a curator for the Marion County Museum in Salem.

Her interests included gardening, watercolor painting, playing the piano and studying the history of the American West. She loved spending time with her close friends and family.

She was preceded in death by her father and her husband.

She is survived by her mother, Beatrice Copeland of Sweet Home; son, Robert Vogel (Leslie Funderburg) of Portland; brother, Dale Ray Linton (Cinde) of Ontario, Calif .; brother-in-law, Dick Vogel, of Keizer; two nieces; one great-niece; and one great-nephew.

A private service was held on Tuesday at Gilliland Cemetery in Sweet Home.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Labre Indian School, Ashland, Montana, 59004. More information is on the web at