IN MEMORIAM

We are grateful for the many hours our volunteers devote during their lives to supporting Bellevue Friends of the Library, and in turn, the numerous programs that Bellevue Friends of the Library supports. Below are recent volunteers we hold in our memories.

Marie McClure

As a long-time member and volunteer for Bellevue Friends of the Library, Marie was dedicated to supporting her community. Marie enjoyed working in The Corner Book Shop, and was known and appreciated by volunteers and regular patrons alike. As a former teacher, avid reader, and wonderful story teller, volunteering in The Corner Book Shop was a perfect fit for Marie where she would encourage young readers, recommend books to patrons of all ages, and share stories bringing laughter and smiles to all. Marie promoted Bellevue Friends of the Library to her friends and neighbors, often calling people during the annual Holiday Sale to encourage them to attend and support a great cause. We remember Marie's outstanding service and dedication to Bellevue Friends of the Library and miss her presence in The Corner Book Shop.

Betty Heckendorn

Betty was a long-time Bellevue Friends of the Library member and volunteer, volunteering for more than 40 years. During her tenured membership, Betty also served on the BFOL Board and was honored with the Volunteer of the Year Award. A lady of great integrity, Betty was dedicated to doing the best job she could both to honor the generosity of our donors and to support the goals of the library. She was instrumental in creating and sustaining BFOL's year-round book sales, starting with pricing and stocking a single book cart, often single-handedly, through the 1980s and until the new Bellevue Library opened in 1993. Betty was meticulous in her assessment and preparation of donated books, and continued volunteering in the Marking Room through 2017. We miss Betty's quiet, steady presence in the Marking Room, and remember her for her truly outstanding dedication to Bellevue Friends of the Library and to the libraries we serve.