Betty Mae Cox
1931 - 2019
Betty Mae Wheaton-Cox was born April 5, 1931 in Colby, Kansas to her parents, Arno and Anna Mae Messamore-Wheaton. Betty passed away on August 13, 2019 in Azle, Texas.
Betty met the love of her life, Robert Edward Cox at the Heap em Up Ice Cream Parlor, where he worked as the manager. They were married on June 18, 1950. They moved from Colby, Kansas to Texas where they lived in Irving, then Arlington, Seagoville and Euless before finally moving again and retiring to Enos, Oklahoma. Family was always important to Betty and Robert, so they once again moved back to Springtown, Texas so they could be close to family.
Betty was an incredibly talented person who had many passions, not the least of which was her family. She spent most of her life working in the home providing for her husband and children. When she did have an opportunity to work outside the home, she usually would work as either a seamstress, a secretary or a journalist. Betty loved the Lord and spent a lot of her free time volunteering for her church. She loved to read, write and especially loved painting and doing art crafts which she shared with her grandchildren. Her paintings were so exquisite and professional that several of them hang in the homes of her sons and are valued treasures.
Betty is survived by her five sons: Steve and his wife, Teresa; David and his wife, Mary; Paul and his wife, Pam; Dale and his wife, Pam and Roger and his wife, Annette. Betty also has twelve grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Betty also leaves behind, one sister-in-law, Lorretta Wheaton along with two brother-in-laws, Richard Cox and Ray Cox and his wife, Diane. Betty will be greatly missed by her best friend of seventy-one years, Carol Linville along with countless other friends, neighbors and relatives.
Betty is preceded in death by both of her parents, her husband and her brother, Larry Wheaton.
Funeral Service at Azle and Lake Worth Funeral Home on 08/24/2019 at 12:30 pm
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