June 24, 1914 - June 21, 2017
Betty Coley, 102, with family at her side, peacefully went to meet her Lord on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 3 days’ shy of her 103rd birthday. She was born June 24, 1914 in Germantown, PA to Sara and James St. Claire Smith. She is preceded in death by her parents and her husbands, Wallace E. Britton and Samuel R. Coley. Betty is survived by her daughters, Dorinda B. Rote and Bonita Britton Longaker & husband Bruce; grandchildren, William J. Freeland, Jennifer Towers Neilon, Wendy Miller, Gerry Rote, Michael Rote, and David Rote; great grandchildren, Jordan, Bryce, Sydney, Meredith and Bobby, as well as her very good friend Sherri Loeffelholz. Betty grew up in the Germantown, PA area and raised her family in the Pocono Mountains. She moved to the St. Petersburg, Florida area in 1953 where she spent many wonderful years. She moved to Houston in 2014 at age 100 to be closer to her family. Betty traveled extensively, primarily with her late husband Sam, to all parts of the globe. She enjoyed dancing, horseback riding, boating and fishing. Her all-time favorite hobby was golf, which she played into her 90’s. Betty was an honest, gentle lady with a strong will and conviction. She loved her Lord and her family. She was loved by those who knew her and will be greatly missed by all. The Funeral Service celebrating Betty’s life will be held Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 11:30 AM at Dettling Funeral Home, 14094 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079. A reception will follow services in the Grand Room at Dettling Funeral Home. Mrs. Coley will be laid to rest in South Park Cemetery following services. In addition to the customary remembrances, please consider contributions in Betty’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org .
Betty Coley, 102, with family at her side, peacefully went to meet her Lord on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 3 days’ shy of her 103rd birthday. She was born June 24, 1914 in Germantown, PA to Sara and James St. Claire Smith. She is preceded... View Obituary & Service Information
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