Betty J. Wathen – May 1, 2011

Betty J. Wathen, 67, of Dumas, died Sunday, May 1st, 2011 in Dumas.
Funeral Services will be at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, May 5th, 2011 at Boxwell Brothers Memorial Chapel with Rev. Don Poole, Pastor of St. Johns Lutheran Church, officiating . Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 500 N. Maddox.
Betty was born on May 24, 1943 in Ordway, CO to Robert and Anna Leonard.  She had worked for the Dumas Independent School District at Morningside Elementary for 25 years, and then for Moore Co. Hospital for 5 years as a cafeteria cook.
She married David Wathen on July 27, 1970 in Ordway, CO and had attended St. John’s Lutheran Church in Dumas.
She is survived by her husband, David Wathen; Two sons, Scott Wathen of Midland, TX, Mark Wathen and wife Marsha of Dumas, TX; One daughter, Sandy Winkelman and husband Tom of Dumas, TX; her mother, Anna Leonard of Pueblo, Co; Two Brothers Larry Leonard of Sparks, NV and Robert “Bob” Leonard of Pueblo, CO; One Sister Shirley Devorss of Keys, OK; four grandchildren, Lauren, Logan, Candace, and Blake.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Betty J. Wathen Memorial Fund, in c/o Dumas Education Foundation, P.O. Box 615, Dumas, TX 79029, for a senior who has attended Morningside Elementary.
A visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday evening at the funeral home.

0 Replies to “Betty J. Wathen – May 1, 2011”

  1. Just a note to David and family, so sorry to hear of Betty’s death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Peace be with you. George and Janet Milliken (High school acquaintances)

  2. I taught at Morningside about 12 years and one of my fondest memories is Ms. Betty…always, each and every day…a smile, a kind word, a truly, lovely lady…love and prayers for you, her family, and thank you for sharing her with the rest of us, Annie Cooper

  3. my deepest sincerest sympathies to you and your family
    Her Journey’s Just Begun
    Don’t think of her as gone away-
    her journey’s just begun,
    life holds so many facets-
    this earth is only one. . .
    Just think of her as resting
    from the sorrows and the tears
    in a place of warmth and comfort
    where there are no days and years.
    Think how she must be wishing
    that we could know today
    how nothing but our sadness
    can really pass away.
    And think of her as living
    in the hearts of those she touched. . .
    for nothing loved is ever lost-
    and she was loved so much.

  4. our deepest sympathy goes out to all the family. god be with you all. god has call an angle .

  5. I want to express my sincere condolences to the family. I went to Morningside when I was younger, and then had the opportunity to cross paths with Ms.Betty when I worked for the hospital district. She was the nicest lady, and I will never forget how she always had that smile on her face. I know she is smiling as an angel in heaven now.

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