The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

March 30, 2013

Betty Thomas


GREENVILLE — Betty Kate Thomas, 79, of Arlington passed away March 18, 2013.

Betty Kate was born in Greenville to parents Dorothy and Joe Shaw. She married Lawrence R. Thomas in 1951; they settled in Arlington where they raised their family.

Betty Kate was a devoted wife, mother and friend. She loved to cook and often sent meals to her friends.

In the ‘70s she became involved with CB radio, and she guided many a lost trucker to their destination using the handle “Texas Redhead.” She cared for her mother and brother when they both became ill. She fought her own medical problems for 12 years until she finally succumbed to lung cancer. 

She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Larry; her mother, Dorothy Bean Shaw; and brother Joe Jack Shaw. 

Surviving are her daughter, Leslie Kate Thomas of Arlington, and her son, John Michael Thomas of Burleson. 

No services are planned. A private family interment is planned at a later date.  Arrangements are by The Neptune Society. 

Memorials may be made by donations to the Ronald McDonald House.

 


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