Many people knew Doug Bettarel as the owner of Bettarel Auto Sales in Yakima. Others simply knew him as a good friend named Doug who took care of veterans and cared about a place called Yakima, Washington.

MAYBE YOU ONLY HEARD HIM TALK ABOUT OTHERS NOT HIS CARS

For many years Bettarel was a advertiser on KIT Radio and so many heard his voice each week. Most of the time he wouldn’t sell cars but would rather use his time to say thank you to someone or an organization or highlight the struggles of friends and fellow veterans.
But on September 19 Doug Bettarel passed away and now it’s a time for the community to say thank you and farewell.

STOP AT THE DEALERSHIP AND SIGN THE BANNER

The manager at Bettarel Auto Sales at 914 South 1st Street invites you to the dealership to sign a large banner in Doug’s honor. The banner will be taken to the funeral home for his service later this week.

THE CELEBRATION OF LIFE IS PLANNED FOR SATURDAY AFTERNOON

A viewing at Keith and Keith Funeral Home in Yakima is set for Thursday, October 14 from 4:00-8:00PM. A private Christian graveside service is planned afterwards.
The community is invited to a Celebration of Life event Saturday, October 16 at the dirt track at Yakima’s State Fair Park from 12:00PM until 3:00PM.
If you are planning on attending you’ll want to drive into Gate 1 at State Fair Park at 1301 South Fair Avenue.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.keithandkeith.com.

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.