Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Almost Wordless Wednesday - Oct. 14, 2009

Betty Louise Rotge
about 1935
Betty Louise Rotge was born in 1930. She was the daughter of John Cornelius Rotge [1910-1983] and Ora Lee Sparks [1914-1982]. She was, however, raised by her grandmother [actually believing her grandmother to be her mother for many years], Laura May Clements Sparks [1890-1969].

Betty married Joseph Wright Henry [1927-1993] in 1947. The couple had 2 sons: Johnnie [b. 14949 - my dh!] and Allan Ray [1950-2001]. The couple were divorced about 1952.

Betty went on to marry Gary Raymond Hartman [1929-2002] in 1952. The couple had 2 children: JoAnn [b. 1953] and Gary Jr. [b. 1954]. They were divorced 1959.

Betty later met Edwin Darl Custer [1933-1974]. "Eddie" and Betty had 3 children together: David [b. 1960], Sandy [b. 1961] and Richard [b. 1963]. Eddie and Betty weren't married until 1972 [a fact no one realized until after both of their deaths!].

Betty passed away on July 5, 2003, surrounded by her family, in her own home, in Jourdanton, Texas.

She was survived by 6 of her 7 children. 24 grandchildren and step-grandchildren. And several great-grandchildren.

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