Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Abercrombie

October 29, 1928May 15, 2013

Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Abercrombie passed away on Wednesday, the 15th of May 2013, in Houston, at the age of 84 after a brief bout with cancer.

Betty was born in Houston on the 29th of October 1928. She attended Lamar High School and Rice University where she met and married Bo, the love of her life. Betty was a devoted daughter, wife, mother, and friend. She loved golf, dancing, bridge and being around her friends and family. Despite being confined to a wheelchair for the last 30 years, Betty remained extremely active with her regular card games, going on any outing offered and getting together with her family for every holiday or special occasion.

The family would like to give special thanks to the staff at The Forum at Memorial Woods, especially Madeline Goldsmith, for the love and thoughtful care Betty received over the past 12 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Bolling Abercrombie and her parents, Jim and Ruby Cheatham. She is survived by her brother, Jim Cheatham; son and daughter-in-law Andy and Pama Abercrombie; son Tony Abercrombie; daughter and son-in-law Ann and Kenneth French. Her grandchildren, Rachel and Jack Weir; Pama, Drew and Burke Abercrombie; Beau and Blake French; and great-grandson Colton Hess, will also miss her deeply.

At a later date, the family will gather for a private memorial service.

In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions, in Betty’s honor, may be directed to Gladney Center for Adoption, Attn: Development Office, 6300 John Ryans Dr., Fort Worth, TX, 76132. (


Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Abercrombie

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May 21, 2013

Sorry for the loss of your loved one. No one wants to see a loved one go. That's why we all can look forward to the paradise earth, where death will be no more.
T. H

Lorri (Cheatham) Thompson

May 20, 2013

To My Beautiful Aunt Betty,
How wonderful it must be to walk amongst the angels in Heaven and with loved ones already there! I am more than a little envious!
Although I didn't get to see you often, my memories of you are fond when you took us water skiing on the Gulf, and when you made hot chocolate for the carolers, and the time you made sure I was on the plane when I mixed up the airports...and how thoughtful you were for making up a care package for my brother and me to take on our trip home! All of these are but small tributes to the many things I know you did for your family and for others; they did not go unnoticed. I will remember your beauty, your strength and your vitality, always.
Please give a big hug to my Uncle Bo and to Mommo and Poppo from me. I smile to think of the time you are all having and I am looking forward to seeing you again.
Meanwhile, we will miss you as we wait for such a time.
Much love from your niece,

Jack E. Stalsby

May 20, 2013

Please accept my condolences at the loss of your Mother, I regret that I am unable to travel because of my recent hospitalization that limits my travel. May God be with you and bless the life of Betty.

May 20, 2013

Ann, Tony & Andy...I pray you each find some comfort in these next few days. Knowing your mother (and Bo) was a pleasure. My fondest teenage years were coming to the April Sound house and hanging with Ann.
Ann I love you and I will see you soon.
Dena Busa - Fake

Karen Crews

May 19, 2013

I have known Betty and the Abercrombie's since 1976 when we all moved into April Sound. I am good friends and attended high school with Ann. Betty was active in the community, loved tennis and golf but mainly loved her family. She would chaperone our athletic trips in high school and was such a hoot to have around. Her stroke 30 years ago did not hold her back and she was an inspiration to us all. She and my dad shared the same birthday and would celebrate together. My fondest memory was them dressing up as pumpkins. I will miss her deeply. I am so very sorry for your loss Ann. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

May 19, 2013

Andy and Pama--So sorry for your loss--sounds like she lived it up as best she could for the last 30 years under pretty adverse circumstances. God bless you both.


May 18, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. I pray you find comfort for your memories & know that God, the hearer of prayers will comfort his mourning ones. Isaiah 61:2