Elizabeth Irene Browning (Bettye) 80, of Dockton, died peacefully in her sleep at her home on May 25, 2012. Bettye was born January 31, 1932 in Roslyn, WA to Albert and Elizabeth Blazina Smith. Bettye graduated from Cle Elum High School in 1950 and attended her 60th class reunion in 2010. Married in 1951, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Charles Browning; also preceding her in death was her second son Robert Lee Browning and her brother David Albert Smith. Bettye is survived by her sons Randy and William Browning and daughter Mardelle Channon; 6 grandchildren--Brittany Sano, Joslyn Browning, Maribeth Browning, Roxanne Browning, David Channon, William Channon , great grandson Jaden Sano, two sisters Kenni Hill and Nanci Norris and several nephews and nieces. On the island Bettye worked at Dr. Osborne’s office and then for over 25 years at Vashon Thriftway. She retired in 1994. In her retirement she enjoyed working in her yard, biking, water walking at Vashon Athletic Club, traveling, walking, and spending time with family and friends. Bettye’s wishes were to be cremated and to have no services.