Dateline: January 8, 2004
services for Betty Caraway Bell, age 80, were held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday,
January 4, 2004, in Robertson Chapel of Memories with Rev. Bryan Knowles,
Pastor of the Community Fellowship Church in Clarendon and Father Jose
Palathera of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Clarendon, officiating.
Burial was held in Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon under the direction of
Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.
Bell died Thursday, January 1, 2004, in Lubbock. She was born May 12, 1923, in Clarendon and was a lifetime
resident of Clarendon. She married Shelby C. Bell on May 9, 1943, at
Amarillo. She had spent a
lifetime touching almost every life in Clarendon through her medical
career as an LVN, Registered Laboratory Technologist, and X-Ray Technician
with the Adair Hospital and Gilkey Clinic in Clarendon.
She was always there when she was needed to comfort and care for
those in need. Betty was a
devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to all who knew and loved
her. She will be greatly
missed and fondly remembered. The
saddest day for Betty was the day she had to leave Clarendon, the town and
home she loved so much, and all her lifelong friends.
She never forgot any of them.
was preceded in death by her husband, Shelby C. Bell, and one son, Stephen
include four sons, Shelby Bell and wife Andrea, Robert Bell and wife
Sharon, Jack Bell and wife Carol, all of Lubbock; Richard Bell and wife
Judy of The Woodlands, Texas; one sister, Agnes Heironimus of Enid,
Oklahoma; and eight grandchildren: Chris, Tim, Nathan, Jennifer, Michael,
Robert, Brittany, and Ryan.
bearers were Shelby Christopher Bell, Michael Shane Bell, Timothy Andrew
Bell, Nathan Charles Bell, Bill Spier, and Mike Spier.
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