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Betty Gayle Williams
July 17, 1937  -  July 8, 2017


Betty Gayle Williams, 79, of Santa Fe, Texas went to be with her Lord on July 8, 2017 at her home of 46 years surrounded by her family and loved ones after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Oscar Dean Williams; her parents, James Durwood and Inez (Hallmark) Baker, and her brothers Arvie Baker and Eddie ''Bud'' Baker.

She is survived by her three daughters, Debra Carter of Santa Fe and special friend Dicky Hyder, Kathy Geddes of Santa Fe, and Tina Ekstrom of Santa Fe and special friend Randy Douglas, as well as her five granddaughters, Michelle (Whitaker) Bland and husband Craig of Santa Fe, Lauren (Geddes) King and husband E.J. of Angleton, Amy Whitaker of Santa Fe, Jan (Geddes) Pirtle and her husband Jeremy of Santa Fe and ChrisTina Ekstrom of Alvin. She is also survived by her ten great grandchildren, Tyler, Trey, Laney, Sydney, Garrett, Brinley, Katie, Ethan, Chloe, and Miah.

Betty was a member of Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Texas City, she was known for her witty sarcasm and endless supply of arts and crafts materials. Her family lovingly remembers her for the annual Christmas ornament she always made for each of them, her cross-stitched pictures, and her crotched blankets. When her husband Dean, was alive they enjoyed camping and road trips, often taking their granddaughters whenever the girls could go. She will always be remembered as either Granny Grunt or Bean Queen from the time she burned a pot of beans that her daughters, granddaughters, and husband never let her forget.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at Emken-Linton Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Grace Memorial Park in Hitchcock. A visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Monday July 10, 2017 at Emken-Linton Funeral Home.

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