Betty Lou Lewis
26 April , 1938 – 3 October , 2019
Betty Lou Lewis of Lakeway, Texas went to be with Jesus on October 3, 2019 after a courageous battle with myelodysplasia (a blood cancer).
Betty was born in Seattle, Washington on April 26, 1938 to Harold and Dorothy Sanders. When she was 3 years old her father was killed in an auto accident and her mother then married Fred Pepin who adopted and raised Betty as his own. Betty graduated from Franklin High School in the Rainier Valley area of Seattle where she developed close and lasting friendships with many that love her to this day.
It was in 1958 that she met her husband, Jack who had moved from San Diego, California to Seattle to attend Law School at the University of Washington. At that time Betty was working at her father’s floor covering store in Rainer Valley. Betty and Jack knew immediately that they were meant for each other and married within 3 months. They celebrated their 61 anniversary this past August.
Jack was hired by Farmers Insurance group Management Company and Betty and Jack began a 30 year adventure as “Corporate Gypsies,” moving every 3 years with the longest stay in Austin before heading to Simi Valley, California. After Jack’s retirement, Betty wanted to come back to the Austin area which she loved dearly and settled in Lakeway for the last 20 years. During the moves Betty raised two beautiful children, Lynda and Larry and enjoyed doing many fun activities with them and finding ways to be busy (Betty loved to stay busy)! She worked as a school secretary, McDonalds Store Activity Rep, Western Oaks Homeowners Assoc President, Orthopedic Office secretary and manager of a dermatologist office. During all this time, Betty’s smiling personality endeared her to many.
Betty’s sport accomplishments were also many! She loved skiing, girls softball coach, tennis, sailing and golf. In addition, she very much enjoyed her Monday Morning Card Ladies. Mostly she enjoyed getting together with her “Lady Friends.” Betty was an amazing and loving mother and very proud of her family!
Betty is survived by her husband, Jack, her two children, Lynda Alston and Larry Lewis, four grandchildren, Van Alston, Alex Alston, Emily Alston and Alyssa Lewis. She was preceded in death by her Mother, Dorothy Pepin, Father, Harold Sanders and Stepfather, Fred Pepin and brother, Robert Sanders.
The family would like to thank all the nurses at the ICARE Center at St. David’s South Austin Hospital for their compassionate care of Betty and the friendships they made with the family.
Betty’s remains will be placed in the Memorial Garden at The Lakeway Church. If you drive by you are sure to feel her smile and love over you.
- Betty is survived by her husband, Jack, her two children, Lynda Alston and Larry Lewis, four grandchildren, Van Alston, Alex Alston, Emily Alston and Alyssa Lewis. She was preceded in death by her Mother, Dorothy Pepin, Father, Harold Sanders and Stepfather, Fred Pepin and brother, Robert Sanders.
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Betty Lou Lewis
18 October 2019
Betty,Jack,Lynda, and Larry, moved to Yakima,Washington in 1971. They lived across the street from us and we became good friends . Betty and I did things together when our kids were at school. She opened up her home 1 morning a week to a small neighborhood Bible study. Her natural enthusiasm overflowed with a big smile as she would say "Oh, I've always wondered about that"
She knew Christ as her Savior, and we will meet again.
15 October 2019
We had the privilege of being neighbors with the Lewis family in Yakima, WA . I believe it was 1970-1974 . Celebrated lots of birthdays, dog shows, pool parties, softball games and many many family dinners together. Here are a few fun pictures from the past. Betty always had the best hair !
Karen Otto Howard
12 October 2019
I had the honor of meeting this beautiful lady when her son came to see her one day at the hospital. I work at St. David's and recognized Larry when he came in. I walked him back to his mother and he introduced me to her. She was so kind and always had a smile on her face. I saw her quite frequently there after and we became friends. She had a way of making you feel so special. I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss her.
11 October 2019
What a dear friend Betty was. We met Jack and Betty when Steve and I lived in Thousand Oaks, CA and they lived in Simi Valley. Betty and I played tennis through the Newcomers’ Club. Her quick skills at the net caused me to be thrilled when she was my partner. Gutsy lady!
On many Saturdays, Betty and Jack, and Steve and I would play tennis, then go for breakfast and great conversations.
It was always so much fun being with them - tennis, dinner, movies, etc.. Such a blessing. Beautiful friendship. Betty will be missed.
11 October 2019
There will be a lot less sunshine in the world without Betty's smile. Deepest sympathy to Jack and family.
Pat & Chuck Huskinson
9 October 2019
Jack and Betty have been my BEST friends for almost 20 years. Betty and I shared a special relationship, in many situations we knew exactly what the other was thinking just by looking at each other. Often this led to quite a bit of humor. I love Betty Lewis, her absence
leaves a giant hole in my life and heart. She will be missed but the love she gave will always be there.
9 October 2019
Ode to our Betty:
She was a wonderful, beautiful lady with a warm and friendly style
A friend whose many emails never failed to bring a smile
She used to love her tennis but when that came to an end
she took up playing cards with a few of her many friends.
She was well know as the shopping queen shopping daily without fail
and she always found the perfect gift, and of course it was on sale.
We shared many meals and movies, local trips to see the sights
went to a couple of Rose Bowl games, got lost looking at Christmas lights.
As a wife, mother, grandmother, friend Betty was the best
We wish she was still here with us but God called her home to rest.
9 October 2019
Betty always lit up a room with her energy, compassion for others and vitality! She was a wonderful entertainer and a gracious host. We will always have fond memories of her bright and shining smile. Our love and thoughts to Jack, Lynda, Larry, Tim, Emily, Van and Alex.
8 October 2019
So many great memories, fun holidays, and dinners together over the years. I am so lucky to have experienced them all with such a great person. I will have to figure out a way to make sure Lynda & Emily carry on the tradition of many of the Betty Lou special recipes, and especially the Betty Lou appetizers we would all have at some of our get togethers and holidays. Those appetizers were always great and we would sit around in the kitchen and talk while we snacked on the appetizers to the point we were not hunger for the main course. But they were the best while we visited and had fun. Love you Betty Lou!