Betty Naomi Littleton
June 15, 1938 – August 7, 2018
Betty Naomi Littleton of Oklahoma City passed away suddenly on the afternoon of Tuesday, August 7, 2018. She is now, no doubt, rejoicing in a glorious homecoming with her parents, Alma and Thad Littleton and beloved brothers, Bud, Jim, Stan, Bill, and Dick. She is survived by her older sister Dolores Burnett of Edmond and her younger brother Tom and his wife Mary of Oklahoma City. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law Sarah, Norma, Dolores, and Gay of Oklahoma City. Among her extended family are many loving nieces and nephews, as well as dozens of grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
Betty was born on June 15, 1938, into a close-knit and loving Christian family, the 6th child of eight. As a teenager, Betty was baptized at Crestwood Baptist Church. Her early years were filled with the typical chores of a large family living on an acreage, until the family moved into a home near Classen Boulevard. At an early age, Betty displayed her musical talents, playing both the flute and violin in the Northwest Classen High School orchestra. She was also a gifted pianist and organist. As an adult, she gave private piano lessons in the Littleton home and served as organist for multiple churches in the metro area. Her passion for music led to her an undergraduate degree in music from Oklahoma City University and post-graduate work toward a degree in music education from the University of Central Oklahoma.
Betty pursued many interests and careers in her life of eighty years. She worked as a home-health care provider, including the personal care of her mother, Alma, during the last years of her life. Prior to retirement, she worked many years in the floral and grocery departments of Walmart, where her love of gardening blossomed into quite a level of expertise.
Living a very private and quiet life in her own home until her passing, Betty was an enthusiastic fan of Thunder basketball, the Oklahoma Sooner football team, and virtually all things sports-related. In fact, her soft demeanor might take a turn for the worse if one happened to dare phone her during a Thunder game! She enjoyed every opportunity to spend holidays with family members, as well as simple times at home with her beloved dogs.
More than anything else, Betty’s life served as a reminder to all of us of what a “gentle soul” truly looks and acts like. She was patient in difficult situations, hopeful toward any physical challenge she faced, generous with her heartfelt prayers for others, and sincerely grateful for each act of kindness done on her behalf. Those who knew her can attest to her being a genuine and sweet lady who made a discreet, yet memorable impression.
Her family will miss her and her shy smile, but they are joyous for her new life in the presence of her God and Savior. She would want all of us to join her in celebration.
- Visitation Thursday, August 9, 2018
- Graveside Service Friday, August 10, 2018
Betty Naomi Littleton
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