Betty Jean Wolff
December 27, 1938 – September 4, 2022
Betty Jean Wolff, born December 27, 1938 to Roberta Marvene Chamberlin and Wallace Simpson Haines in Van Nuys California, passed away in her home Sunday evening September 4, 2022.
Betty grew up in Van Nuys California, she was the older sister to Wally Haines (George Wallace Haines), who passed away in 1983. As children, Betty and Wally were a wild pair of kids. They lived near the Roy Rogers farm and they attended Van Nuys High School with Roy’s children. When Betty was in high school, she modeled and was seen in magazines. True to her nature, she always looked for adventure and found it in her love interest William Babcock. William, AKA Bill, was a stunt actor in many western movies. Betty and Bill met at the McGaw Tournament Of Thrills show where Betty did stunts on cars as they sped down a roadway. Betty and Bill fell in love and had a short fiery relationship, they lived in Davis California from 1958-1960.
Betty’s brother Wally, who found trouble with the law, was given the choice of either joining the service or move out of the state of California, so he joined the Navy and the whole family packed up and moved to Oregon, where Betty met and fell in love with Louis Wolff of Ashland Oregon. Louis Wolff was an airplane pilot, auto mechanic and racer. Betty and Louis got married in 1974 and acquired a farm of their own at 552 Eagle Mill Road, where they raised Betty’s two kids. Betty’s daughter Roberta Hayes was a “perfect angel” and Betty’s Son Albert Babcock, was a “little rascal”. During these years, Betty was a waitress and/or bartender at Tally Ho Lounge, King Wah and Kims restaurants. Betty attended SOC, Southern Oregon College, where she studied art at the same time her daughter, Roberta Babcock, also attended S.O.C. and studied art.
Betty, longing for the road and independence, set out for San Francisco where she decided to live from her car in the late 1980’s, where she frequently traveled to antique shows in the western states, where she bought and sold Antiquities. Betty eventually settled down and found her way back to her farm in Ashland Oregon and spent the rest of her years with Louis Wolff. Betty and Louis bought and sold real estate and eventually moved to Central Point Oregon. Betty, passionate about homelessness, joined forces and spent many years being a part of helping Rogue Retreat’s mission.
Betty was a happy jovial person who’s laugh resonate’s in memory. She was always willing to love and help anyone. She is survived by her daughter Roberta Hayes, son Albert Babcock, granddaughter Laura Martinez, granddaughter Kelly Tudor, grandson Damien Wellman, great grandson Korbyn Reagan-Walls, great grandson Jerak Reagan-Walls, great grandson Aslan Tudor, great granddaughter Ohanna Tudor, Niece Sheryl Turner and Nephew Michael Haines, niece Lynne Johnson and nephew Paul Johnson.
Betty Jean Wolff is layed to rest beside her husband Louis Wolff in the Rock Point Pioneer Cemetery in Gold Hill Oregon, in section V lot 14.