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Spear, Betty L.

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August 12, 1930 - April 30, 2013

Spear, Betty L.

Betty L. Spear, 82, passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 in Plano, Texas. She was born on August 12, 1930 in San Antonio to Augustus and Ruth Chapman.

Betty grew up in San Antonio and graduated from Burbank High School. She began work at Sears after high school as a secretary.  With roles as an Executive Secretary and Personnel Manager, she retired after over 30 years of service.  After retirement she worked for Sunbelt Engineers in San Antonio for over 17 years. She loved watching her grandchildren in their sports activities and loved to watch college football on TV.  She enjoyed decorating her home and working in her yard until her health deteriorated.

The past seven years, she lived in Plano, TX near her daughter and her family.

Betty married Roger Spear in San Antonio, TX on Feb 21, 1950. They were happily married for 30 years until his passing in 1980.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Roger Spear and sister Dorothy Halliday.

Betty is survived by daughter Sherri and husband  Bob Garza of Plano, Texas; her son Kenny Spear and his wife Mary Ruth of San Antonio along with  her children Grant and Kelly Lynch;  her brother Jesse and wife Nita Chapman of San Antonio; her brother George Chapman of San Antonio; her grandchildren Melissa Bernu and husband Curtis; Ashley Knell and husband Will;  Chris Garza and wife Emily;  Jeff Garza; Courtney Spear and Carter Spear.  She is also survived by her great grandchildren Noah Bernu, Zach Bernu, Robby Knell, Maddie Knell, Kennedy Garza and Grant Garza along with many nieces, nephews and other family members.

A memorial service will be held at Crestview Baptist Church 8101 Eaglecrest Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78239 at 11:00AM on May 10th, 2013.  It will be officiated  by Pastor Marshall Moore.

The family wishes to thank Collin Oaks Assisted Living and Grace Hospice caregivers for the special care they gave her.

Arrangements are under the direction of ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home 19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252 214-306-6700.

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Rachel Edwards

May 08, 2013 9:59AM

Betty always had a smile, she was kind, caring, a great friend and will be missed by all who knew her.
She will live forever in the hearts of those who knew & loved her.


Kenneth and Gloria wagner

May 07, 2013 5:09PM

Dear Sherri, Ken and Family, Your Mom was a
very special lady. Ken
was in her wedding and I
knew her from Roger's
Water Board Days. She was
always a pleasure to be
with - Also remember
visiting her at her office
at Sears.

We wish you all strength
and may happy memories
help you through the next
days. With deep sympathy
from your friends, Gloria
and Kenneth Wagner


Tiffany Crapps Soechting

May 07, 2013 9:54AM

My thought and prayers are with y'all. I am so sad that I will not be able to make it to the service. Aunt Betty had a great life surrounded by a great family. Love and Blessings, Tiffany


Janice Bradshaw

May 06, 2013 11:37AM

My sincere synpathies go out to Kenny and the whole family. I worked with Kenny for a number of years and met his mother only once, but I know how much she was loved. God bless the family in this difficult time.

Janice Bradshaw


Alvin&Catherine Baccus

May 04, 2013 4:05PM

Betty, you were a wonderful friend, you made our neighborhood so much better!! We will remember you always. Al & Kitty.