Betty J. Rasmussen

Betty J. Rasmussen, 85, of Forest Avenue in Jamestown, passed away Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, at Heritage Park Rehab & Skilled Nursing.

A lifelong Jamestown resident, she was born in Jamestown, April 22, 1936, one of six children of the late John and Ernestine Lawson Olson.

She was a homemaker most of her life, and in earlier years worked as a beautician. Betty loved all creatures, especially her feline friends.

Surviving is her husband, Richard A. Rasmussen Sr. whom she married in June of 1954; two sons: David J. Rasmussen (Marilou) of Jamestown, and Dr. Richard A. Rasmussen, Jr. of Tampa, Fla.; four grandchildren: Dr. Marc Rasmussen, Dr. Matthew Rasmussen, Dr. Richard Rasmussen III, and Dr. Kirsten Walther, all of Florida; a brother, Ray Olson (Carol) of Jamestown; as well as a sister-in-law, Donna Olson of Wisconsin.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters: Marion Bessey, Francis Olson and Edith Wheeler; and a brother, Frederick Olson.

Friends will be received from 3-5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 30, in the Lind Funeral Home. A private family graveside service will be held in Lake View Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Chautauqua County Humane Society, 2825 Strunk Road, Jamestown, NY 14701.

To leave a condolence, please visit www.lind funeralhome.com.