Betty Lou Smith

January 12, 1934October 20, 2018

Betty Lou Smith, 84, went to be with the Lord on October 20, 2018. She passed away peacefully at her home in Odessa, TX, surrounded by her loving family. Betty is survived by her husband, Gerald Smith of 41 years, sister Imogene Moore of Abilene, TX, and sons and their spouses: Gary and Melissa Rudloff, Ronald and Mary Rudloff, Michael and Jackie Rudloff, and step son and his spouse: Todd & Marcella Smith.

Betty loved her 13 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren dearly. Betty was born on January 12,1934 and grew up in Brownwood, TX. Betty married Gerald Smith at the courthouse on September 15, 1977. Together they opened and ran Little Broncho Corral daycare for over 10 years.

Betty loved God and was a devout Christian and member of Life Change Baptist Church where she made many friends. She loved her family and enjoyed gatherings of her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Anyone that knew Betty knows she loved to play games and would get very competitive. A visitation will be held at Hubbard Kelly Funeral Home on Tuesday evening, October 23, 2018 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. A memorial service will be held at Life Change Baptist Church on Wednesday, October 24th at 1:00 pm.


  • Gerald Smith, Husband
  • Imogene Moore, Sister
  • Gary Rudloff and wife Melissa, Son
  • Ronald Rudloff and wife Mary, Son
  • Michael Rudloff and wife Jackie, Son
  • Todd Smith and wife Marcella, Step-son
  • Betty loved her thirteen grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren dearly.

  • Dakota Burton
  • Jessie Burton
  • Kenneth Little
  • Clayton Morgan
  • Austin Chesney
  • Brandon Chesney
  • Chris Smith
  • Michael Smith


  • Visitation Tuesday, October 23, 2018
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Betty Lou Smith

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Carolyn Kelly

October 22, 2018

She was always there for us grandkids. I remember going to Robert Lee and floating down the river and riding horses every summer. We’d all pile into the van and just go on an adventure! She loved taking us to look at Christmas lights! We’d drive all over Odessa looking at lights. Love and miss you so much!

Carolyn Chesney

October 21, 2018

She was a wonderful grandmother always smiling always cheerful she loved all of us dearly I will miss her very much