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Waltrip Funeral Directors

1415 Campbell Road, Houston, TX

OBITUARY

Betty Jo Williams

August 22, 1928November 1, 2019
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Betty's Legacy Lives On

Betty met the love of her life, Milliard while attending the University of Houston. They married on January 29, 1955. After time living in Georgia and New Jersey and starting their family, she was happy to return to her native Texas.

While raising their children Betty was blessed to be a stay-at-home mom where she packed lunches, carpooled, was a cheerleader for all her kids and a Girl Scout leader. Most importantly, she taught her children how to love.

Betty eventually returned to work as a third-grade teacher where she impacted many lives. Once her five children were older, she and Milliard began Square Dancing and created a life for themselves that would take them all over the world. After their retirement she and Milliard both gave back to the community through years of volunteering.

Betty spent many hours working for the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store near downtown Houston. She also gave 20+ years to the All Saints Food Pantry Ministry. When the Third Age Learning Center (TALC) opened at All Saints she served in many capacities. She won the honor of All Saints Volunteer of the Year in 2015.

She and Milliard enjoyed many road trips by car and motorhome and were also blessed to make trips to Europe and take several cruises. Her love of travel carried on with friends and family after Milliard's death.

With such a close-knit family, gatherings remained the highlight of her life whether it was to celebrate the holidays or a birthday, create a special meal together or play games late into the evening.

Betty's life was truly anchored in her faith. She lived a life following Jesus and the commandments. She was genuinely loving, and that love was returned by all who knew her. By leaving this earthly life on November 1st, it is truly awe-inspiring to know that All Saints Day will forever be her Memorial Day.

DEBI STAMM and husband Bill: preceded in death by granddaughter Wendy Stamm.

TIM WILLIAMS and wife Sheryl, granddaughter Kristin McClutchy and husband Todd, great grandchildren Piper and Baker; grandson David Williams, wife Maria, great grandchildren Owen, Sebastian and Alice.

TRISHA HUNT and husband Duane; grandson Charles (Chaz) Partin and wife Alanna, great grandson due 11/4, Charles Andrew Partin.

RUSS WILLIAMS and wife Michelle; grandson Kyle Williams and fiancé Christi Hahn; grandson Matt Williams and wife Lauren.

MIKE WILLIAMS and wife Cathy; granddaughter Olivia Ivey-Davis and husband Ian; grandson Sam.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • David Williams
  • Kyle Williams
  • Sam Williams
  • Matt Williams
  • Todd McClutchy
  • Charles (Chaz) Partin
  • Ian Ivey Davis

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Monday, November 4, 2019
  • Rosary Monday, November 4, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, November 5, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Rite of Committal

Memories

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Mary Patronella-Kiesewetter

November 5, 2019

I have such fond memories of Mrs. Williams, always over at the Williams house when we lived across the street, the many times spending the night, carpooling to School and CCE at All Saints, her being our Girl Scouts Leader, watching us playing softball at Timbergrove Dad’s Club. May God give you all comfort during this time. ❤️🙏🏻💔✝️

Lynne Grant

November 3, 2019

Slow shopping, garage sales, Neil Diamond, card games and sharing a love of mysteries and good books...all memories of Betty that I will treasure. I will miss her beautiful smile and zest for living life to the fullest. She was a gracious lady and I was honored to call her a friend.

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