Betty Lou Bryson

February 7, 1927May 6, 2019

Betty Dugas Bryson passed into God’s kingdom on May 6, 2019, at the age of 92. She was born in Sulphur, Louisiana to Sona & Mildred Dugas in January of 1927. She had one beloved protective older brother, Grady.

After business college in Lake Charles, she was introduced by her roommate to a young soldier newly returned from the war. This tall Texan, Kenneth, was the love of her life, and they married in June of 1946. A year later they had their only child, Barbara. Betty’s travels with Ken began in El Paso, Texas, and for over 30 years with the Air Force, they lived all over the United States, in Europe - France and Italy and in Asia, the Philippines and Taiwan. They never missed an opportunity to travel to every country in each part of the world. She loved meeting new people, learning about new cultures, trying to learn their languages, and cuisine, and learning their history. They ultimately settled in Shreveport, until Ken’s death in 2001. Betty moved to Dallas the following year to an independent retirement community and quickly became involved in organizations and activities in Dallas. As her health declined she moved again to the Windsor Senior Living Community where she made lots of new friends and loved the staff who in turn loved her. She was always a southern Louisiana lady who welcomed everyone with love, and often gumbo. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara & Roby Odom of Dallas, Tx., granddaughter and son-in-law, Pascha and Tod Tieszen and their three children Autumn, Amy, & Angel of Aubrey, Tx. Nephews: Steve Dugas and wife Rebecca of Washington, Oklahoma and their children; Rene Dugas and wife Donna of The Colony, Tx., and their children; Ken Dugas and wife Phyllis of Plano Tx., and their children; Dr. Chris Dugas of Buffalo, Mo., and his daughter; Niece: Denise and husband Dennis Spence of Maumelle, AR., and her son, along with numerous great grandnieces and nephews and her many wonderful friends.

She will be buried in Centuries Memorial Cemetery on Mansfield Rd. in Shreveport, La. on Saturday May 18, 2019.

In lieu of flowers, she would appreciate it if everyone would go out and enjoy a good Cajun seafood meal, or Mexican with lots of salsa and chips, or French with a great sauce. Enjoy and think of Betty Bryson with a smile.


  • Graveside Celebration of Life Saturday, May 18, 2019


Betty Lou Bryson

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