Betty J Wren

October 9, 1935August 9, 2019

Mrs. Betty Jean Wren, 83, of Tuscumbia, AL (formerly of Leeds, AL) passed away on August 9, 2019. Services for Mrs. Wren will be Thursday August 15, 2019 at 2:00pm at Ridout’s Mortuary – Elmwood Chapel in Birmingham, AL.

Mrs. Wren was born on October 9, 1935 in Huntsville, AL to Mr. and Mrs. Charlie F. Smith. Mrs. Wren married David Henry Wren on December 24, 1955 and they began their family in Tarrant, AL. Mrs. Wren had a long career as a nurse prior to retiring from Princeton Medical Center in 1998. After retiring Mrs. Wren enjoyed reading, sewing, helping in the kitchen at church, and spending time with her grandchildren. Mrs. Wren enjoyed travelling to all the states where her daughters and grandchildren lived.

Mrs. Wren was preceded in death by her husband David Henry Wren, four infant daughters, her parents Charlie and Bessie Smith. her sister Joyce Ann Rich, and brothers James Vernon Smith and Charles Ronald Smith.

Mrs. Wren is survived by her daughters Beverly Caudle (Kevin) of Tuscumbia, AL, Patricia Wren of Las Vegas, NV, and her grandchildren Charley, Zachary, Zeb (Vanessa), Nikki, Gracie, and Jeremiah.

The family would like to thank the staff of Cottage of the Shoals Nursing Home for their loving and compassionate care of Mrs. Wren.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation of North Central Alabama.


  • Graveside Service Thursday, August 15, 2019


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Sheila O'Brien

August 13, 2019

It was such a pleasure to meet her so many years ago! Such a wonderful, caring and thoughtful soul. Love and prayers to all the family. May you be at peace in Heaven.

Nancy Thomas

August 13, 2019

Betty was a loving and caring friend to all people. Both my brother , James Dean & I thought very highly of Ms. Betty. I have very fond memories of her helping with the youth at Inglenook First Baptist Church as well as helping with the GA's. I will miss mama Betty but know that she will be missed by her family more. I am praying for you that you memories of your mother, grandmother will bring many memories to smile back on.

Charles Bratcher

August 13, 2019

To the Caudle family, I am so sorry for your loss. Betty was always so nice and caring to me and my two sons during a very difficult time in our lives. She will be missed and I am sure she has her wings and is flying high in Heaven.