Betty A. Blakeley

July 27, 1928July 31, 2018
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Betty Ann Blakeley, 90, of The Woodlands, Texas, passed away July 31, 2018. She was born in Houma, Louisiana, on July 27, 1928.

She married William Earl Blakeley on June 19, 1949.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband; William, and son; William Earl Jr.

She is survived by her son; David Mitchell Blakeley, wife; JoAnn, daughter-in-law; Antoinette, grandchildren; Mitchell William, Steven Christopher, Benjamin David, Lauren Kathryn, Daniel Joseph, and great- grandchild; William David.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 9, 2018, starting at 6pm in the chapel of Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home located at 18000 I-45 South, The Woodlands, Texas 77384 with a vigil and a rosary at 7pm.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday August 10, 2018, at 11:00 am at St. Anthony of Padua located at 7801 Bay Branch Dr. The Woodlands, TX 77385.


  • William Earl Blakeley, Husband
  • William Earl Blakeley Jr., Son
  • David Blakeley, Son
  • JoAnn Blakeley, Daughter-in-law
  • Antoinette Blakeley, Daughter-in-law
  • Mitchell William Blakeley, Grandchild
  • Lauren Kathryn Blakeley, Grandchild
  • Steven Christopher Blakeley, Grandchild
  • Benjamin David Blakeley, Grandchild
  • Daniel Joseph Blakeley, Grandchild
  • William David Blakeley, Great Grandchild


  • Vigil Thursday, August 9, 2018
  • Rosary Thursday, August 9, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, August 10, 2018
  • Committal Service Friday, August 10, 2018
  • Reception Following Committal Friday, August 10, 2018

Betty A. Blakeley

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Gail Hoffman

August 12, 2018

i wish I had the right words to say how much Betty's friendship meant to
Me and to so many other of her bridge buds. When I picked her up for
Bridge I always enjoyed seeing her in all of her really cute outfits...heels and pencil skirts. ..never an unmatched outfit. Those pencil skirts sometimes posed a problem getting into my SUV. Her love for her family
And her faith was strong and never yielding.
Please know that both John and I offer our sincerest condolences to you
Because we know how special she was. I'm sure she is organizing a bridge
Game in heaven as I write this.
Love and blessings, Gail

Lori Willey

August 10, 2018

To Betty's family,

From one of her many "bridge friends", I want to offer my sincere sympathy and prayers for comfort and peace for you. We will all miss Betty.

She was so classy, savvy, interesting, and gracious - and such a generous spirit. A few years ago, my daughter asked to to see if I could get donations of books as she was starting to teach high school English and wanted a mini library for her classroom. When I asked the bridge ladies if they wanted to donate any, Betty asked me if I could come by her house and pick some up. - so I did. When I walked in, she pointed to the shelves in the study and said " I'll see if there's any I want to keep, otherwise, just take them all" - she filled the trunk of my car and some of the back seat!

I remember her talking about picking out the turquoise dress for the wedding and was so cute about it, loving her LSU(I am an Aggie, so she got some mileage from that one), and loving her 3NT bids in bridge. Just a great lady.


Lori Willey

Marilyn Knatz

August 7, 2018

“A Beautiful Soul Will Never Be Forgotten”

It was an honor and privilege to have you as a friend. You carved your name on many hearts by the way you lived your life , always glorifying God.
Thank you for touching my life in such a special way.
Rest In Peace, Dear Friend
Marilyn Knatz