June 28, 1951 – May 10, 2018
Betty was born in Houston, Texas, the youngest of three siblings, nearly a generation younger. Raised in West-U, Betty would attend Westbury High School, where as a member of the Rebelettes, she would perform in the brand-new Astrodome. After flirting with becoming a teacher, she settled on accounting, and attended Sam Houston State University, though her heart was always with Texas A&M. There, she met, and later married, Bob Aman, a history teacher and volunteer firefighter. They would later have a son, Bill Aman.
She would spend most of her career in the oil business, doing accounting for the likes of Gulf Oil and Tor Drilling, though she did take a step back to smaller jobs, as it allowed her more opportunities to be a wife, mother, and friend. She also was a member of the Spring Volunteer Fire Department, where she did rehab to keep the firefighters in top form.
Her greatest impact was that of a friend. She became the unofficial sister to many, and as she got older, she grew into newer roles. For some she was Aunt Betty, for others she was a foster mother or grandmother, and most times, simply Miss Betty. Betty was always beloved by the children of North Spring, and would always have a crowd of little ones around her when she would sit out front or walk her faithful dog Sadie. She was truly a friend to anyone who met her – adults, children, and animals alike. She cultivated friendships around the world, from Norway to Japan.
Betty was known for her passion for raising butterflies, hatching hundreds of monarchs a year. She would also give to charities if she could, such as Doctors Without Borders. She loved Colorado, England, and most of all, Texas, though she preferred the cities to small town life.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband Bob Aman, and her parents Bob and Maureen Bower. She is survived by her son Bill Aman, brothers Bobby and Ronnie Bower, sisters-in-law JoAnn and Peggy Bower, cousin Gary Williams, and many nieces of nephews. She also leaves behind unofficial family members like Joey McCormick, Crystal Hart-Majors, Kelsea Robbins, Roseann Johnson, and countless friends, lifelong, and new. Her passing is a loss to the community, but her works and love will live on in her absence.
- Visitation with Family and Friends Monday, May 14, 2018
- Funeral Service Tuesday, May 15, 2018
- Committal Service Tuesday, May 15, 2018
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May 15, 2018
My friendship with Betty Aman spans 45 years, from college until the end. I was her future husband's room mate and best friend. We served as Best Man at each other's wedding. When a position came open, I was responsible for getting Bob the interview that brought them to Spring. Being an only child, they were the closest thing I had to a brother and sister. My children grew up knowing them as "Uncle Bob" and "Aunt Betty". Truer friends simply do not exist. She will be missed by my family and many others.
May 14, 2018
Betty has always been a good friend and neighbor and a devoted mother to Bill. She was always easy going and forever smiling. She and I worked together preparing income tax returns for a couple of years. I also remember setting up a table in the front yard to pass out Halloween candy together. I would see her often while walking my dog and we would let our pooches become acquainted. She has been a long time member of the community and she will be missed.
May 14, 2018
Betty was the best neighbor and friend our family could hope for. She always had a smile for us and was always willing to help any time she could. We especially enjoyed how she would share her love for pets and wildlife. She was always so kind to look out for us and our home to help protect us and our neighborhood.
We will remember you fondly and miss you, Miss Betty, but I am happy you are in heaven to be reunited with loved ones. Thank you for your kindness and the time you shared with our family.
May 13, 2018
The ultimate neighbor (more like a family member) growing up...Miss Betty was always there when we needed her, whether it was her watching our many animals when we were away or her chatting about what was going on in the neighborhood in our living room. Alex and I would always go over to her house to see what new animal she adopted (always something unexpected)...new pet snake, multiple types of fish, hermit crabs, rabbits and even a Venus fly trap! It was fascinating as a child.
Miss Betty also gave me my first job! I babysat Bill (who now I can't believe is in his 30's) on a regular basis...which was a ton of fun. I remember playing games and watching movies all day with Bill because he had the best toy and movie collection in the entire neighborhood! Miss Betty and Bill were so close...such a beautiful mother/son relationship. My heart goes out to Bill right now the most during this hard time.
Miss Betty is a symbol of stability, kindness, loyalty and love to me as well as my entire immediate family.
We love you, and we will miss you Miss Betty.