American Patriotic 11

Betty Jo Childers

December 9, 1933 ~ January 5, 2021 (age 87)


Betty Jo Childers (Sis, Gramie)

Born Dec 9,1933 in Holland, Missouri

Died Jan 5, 2021 in Katy, TX

Daughter of Otto and Carrie Childers and Beloved Sister to Marvin (wife Pog), Ken, Buddy (wife Jo), and Cletis (wife Norma) Childers. Graduate of Holland High School 1951 Homecoming Queen, FHA, Glee Club and Basketball team.

Married to Thurman Glynn Cope 1952. 

Mother to Vicki(husband David Broussard) and David Cope (wife Maggie). 

Grandmother to Adrienne (wife of Bob Howard), Adam and Aaron (wife Robyn) Broussard, Matthew (wife Emily) and Joshua Cope.

Great grandmother to Zane, Elyse, and Claire Howard and Felicity Broussard.

Career worker with the U.S Government- Department of Defense, a true patriot.

Devout Christian member Memorial Drive Church of Christ.

World traveler, adventurer, she loved gardening, bird watching, walking and happiest at the beach.

Loved by all who met her, she had a genuine smile and loved to laugh.

Betty passed away peacefully after a long and courageous battle with cancer and vascular dementia. We thank her doctors, nurses and all the caregivers who loved her like family.

In lieu of flowers please donate in memory of Betty Childers to the Alzheimer's Association

To Those I love

by Isla Paschal Richardson

If I should ever leave you

  whom I love

To go along the Silent Way,

  grieve not,

Nor speak of me with tears,

  but laugh and talk

Of me as if I were

  beside you there.

I’d come -I’d come,  

  could I but find a way!

But would not tears and grief

  be barriers?)

And when you hear a song

  or see a bird

I loved, please do not let

   the thought of me

Be sad...For I am

  loving you just as

I always have…

  You were so good to me!

There are so many things

  I wanted still

To do-so many things

  to say to you…

Remember that I

  did not fear...It was

Just leaving you

  that was so hard to face…

We cannot see Beyond…

 But this I know

I loved you so--’twas heaven

  here with you!


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