Betty Helen Brewer

September 2, 1942July 28, 2018
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Betty Helen Brewer, age 75, of Temple, Texas passed away on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at her home in Temple. Betty was born September 2, 1942 in Los Angeles, California to Arthur and Ramona Archuleta. Betty graduated from Compton Senior High School in Compton, California. She married James Brewer on November 29, 1961. James served in the US Army, they were stationed in Hawaii, Georgia and Texas. Together they had three sons, Steven, Richard and David. Betty retired in 2000 as a pharmacy technician from the Temple VA where she made many special friends with her co-workers. Betty enjoyed going to the library and reading books, sometimes reading as many as three a week! Betty is survived by; son Steven Brewer and wife Desiree of Austin; son Richard Brewer and Monica Torres of Temple, 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Ramona Archuleta and son, David. A memorial service for Betty will be held on Monday, August 6, 2018 at 12:00 PM at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, Temple, Texas. Following the memorial service will be a burial at 1:30 PM at Bellwood Memorial Park, Temple, Texas. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Brewer family.


  • Steven Brewer and wife Desiree, Son
  • Richard Brewer and wife Monica Torres, Son


  • Memorial Service Monday, August 6, 2018

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Martha Duarte

August 6, 2018

I worked with Betty many years at the VA. She was a good employee and talked about her sons all the time.

Sharon Winkler Sohns

August 5, 2018

EB was my co-worker for many years. Due to EB’s old car and her eyesight she was unable to go to Austin. She really wanted to go to an Alabama concert there so I drove her and we went to eat at Red Lobster. She loved Red Lobster. She insisted on paying for everything since I had driven. We had a great night and other nights out on the town with our other Pharmacy co-workers. I miss EB and the good times we all had working in the VA Pharmacy.

Sue (Tuck-Carroll)Brown

August 5, 2018

Betty was a great friend. One of the few I can say was not afraid to say things as she saw them.we travels together many times, to Vegas, to California she took me to meet her mom, Knott's Berry Farm and she always came by my office one a year inopen season so we could check out insurances together. One true friend, a friend of my family too. After my retirement I lost track of so many people and unfortunately have only caught up to so many at funerals. I remember we would go to Vegas for 3 days(cheap flights) have free nights, she would win at the airport machines waiting for luggage. Sometimes we would be out of money day 2 and we would read books until time to leave Vegas. We never ran out of those. The visor caps, she never ran out of those they were a trademark.



Betty Helen Brewer was known as many things to many people. She was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew her best, Betty will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

       She was the daughter of Arthur Ramona Archuleta. Betty grew up in Compton, California, Columbus, Georgia and Temple, Texas.

      Betty was raised with one sister, Irene.

      A typical teenager, Betty had a fairly happy high school experience, making that critical transition from adolescence to adulthood. She graduated Compton Senior High School in Compton, California. She enjoyed some classes more than others, having favorite subjects and teachers.

       Empathic and loyal, Betty was committed to making her new family happy.

      Betty worked hard to be a good mother to her children and she did her best to fulfill their needs. Betty was blessed with three, Steven, Richard and David.

      Fortunately, Betty enjoyed what she did for a living. Showing a strong work ethic, Betty worked diligently and did her best to succeed in her career. Her primary occupation was Pharmacy Technician at the Olin E. Teague Veterans' Medical Center. Betty always sought to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

      Betty retired in 2000 from the Olin E. Teague Veterans' Medical Center. Betty enjoyed going to the library and reading, sometimes reading up to three books a week!

      Betty passed away on July 28, 2018 at her home in Temple. She is survived by her two sons, Steven and Desiree of Austin and Richard and Monica Torres of Temple, 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Services were held at 12:00pm on Monday August 6, 2018 at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, Temple Texas. Betty was laid to rest on Monday, August 6, 2018 at Bellwood Cemetery, Temple, Texas.

      Simply stated, Betty was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by her family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Betty leaves behind her a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life she touched will always remember Betty Helen Brewer.