Elizabeth “Betsy” Weatherly Booker
February 17, 1939 – October 6, 2018
Elizabeth “Betsy” Weatherly Booker, 79, died on October 6, 2018 in Humble, Texas following a battle with cancer. Memorial services will be held at a future date and are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Edwin Booker; her parents Trammel and Bess Weatherly; and her son-in-law Mike Hancock. She is survived by her children Rebecca “Tammy” and Sanford Hough of the Ft. Worth area; Elizabeth Lee and Michael Faulkner of Humble; Eloise “Mimi” and Steve Hayes of Idaho Falls, ID; Edith “Bebe” Hancock of Bryan; and five grandsons and six granddaughters.
Elizabeth was born on February 17, 1939 to Trammel and Bess (Carlton) Weatherly in Selma, AL. She spent her childhood throughout the state of Alabama. She graduated from Coffee High School in Florence, AL. She attended Auburn University where she met her husband, Edwin Booker. They married in her home town of Pine Hill, AL in 1959. Ed’s career took them across the country settling in St. Louis, MO, where they lived for 13 years. His last assignment was in Saudi Arabia for 14 years. In retirement, they resided in College Station, Texas to be near one of their daughters.
Elizabeth was an avid contract bridge player and earned the level of Gold Life Master. For several years she managed a bridge club. Teaching bridge to others was her passion. She worked as an office clerk for many years in St. Louis. In Saudi Arabia, she worked for the US Post Office. She enjoyed raising her children and spending time with her grandchildren. Elizabeth attended First Baptist of College Station for many years.
In honor of two granddaughters working in the nonprofit sector, expressions of sympathy and memorial contributions may be sent to:
Children of the Nations
P.O. Box 3970
Silverdale, WA 98383
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation San Diego Center
5665 Oberlin Chapter
San Diego, CA 92121