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Betty Lytle

May 22, 1928 — February 13, 2017

Betty Jean (Watts) Lytle, 88 years old, went to be with the Lord on February 13, 2017. She was born to Clara Faye and Otis Watts in Lockhart, Texas on May 22, 1928. She married Donald Lytle on December 26, 1948.

She is survived by daughters Lou Lytle Whitt and Randa Lytle Russell (Clifford) of West Columbia, sister Billye Faye Brown (R.L.) of West Columbia, sister-in-law Mary Jo Ducroz of West Columbia, and brother-in-law Jimmy Lytle (Fern) of Rosenberg. She is survived by 5 grandchildren: Kim Russell Berry (Charlie) of Sweeny, Jamie Williams (Marie) of West Columbia, Stace Williams (Becky) of Lake Jackson, Whitney Whitt Kelso (Kevin) of San Antonio, and Alona Whitt of West Columbia. She is also survived by 13 great-grandchildren: Jake Berry (Kacy), Jordan Williams, Tyler Williams, Jensyn Berry, Courtney Wright (Stephen), KK Shell, Kaitlyn Williams, Dyanna Williams, Lindsey Williams, Carley Williams, Trevor Lambeck, Lacey Williams, and Hudson Kelso, and great-great grandchildren, Braiden and Leyton Wright, Jace Berry and Joleigh Kelly. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald Lytle, her mother and father, mother-in-law Goldie Lytle, father-in-law Ted Lytle, brother-in-law Robert Ducroz, and grandson Troy Russell.

Betty was raised in the area and moved to West Columbia after marrying Donald in 1946. She graduated from Wharton High School in 1946. She along with her husband, Don, ran Watts' Grocery in West Columbia for over 50 years. She also was in business with her sister, Billye, at D'Lu's. She enjoyed interacting with the employees and customers every day. She was a member of the Columbia United Methodist Church for 67 years where she taught Sunday school for over 10 years. She loved to travel and never met a stranger. After retirement, she enjoyed gardening, reading, and playing cards with her lady friends, entertaining and spending time with her family.

She started the girls' softball program in West Columbia in the 1960's. She served on the West Columbia City Council for many years and was a member of numerous clubs: Dept 56 Club- charter member of Villages by the Bay, 56ers, Texas Villagers, and West Columbia Chamber of Commerce.

Funeral services have been scheduled for Friday, February 17th, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Columbia United Methodist Church in West Columbia. Burial will be at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in West Columbia. Visitation will be on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Baker Funeral Home in West Columbia. Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons, Jamie, Stace, and Kevin, great-grandson Tyler Williams, nephews Keith Brown, Blake Brown, Jeb Ogburn and Ednaldo Araujo. Honarary pallbearers are Irene Hatch, Sandy Brooks, Shirley Trahan, Naomi Smith, and other ladies of her card group, Dean Wilke, Louis Lacina, Sandy Weems, and Bud Wisch.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be given in her memory to Columbia United Methodist Church or Senior Citizens Center.

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Visitation
Thursday, February 16, 2017
6:00 PM 2/16/2017 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 2/16/2017 8:00:00 PM
Baker Funeral Homes - West Columbia

634 S. Columbia Drive
West Columbia, TX 77486

Baker Funeral Homes - West Columbia
634 S. Columbia Drive West Columbia 77486 TX
United States
Service
Friday, February 17, 2017
2:00 PM 2/17/2017 2:00:00 PM
Columbia United Methodist Church

315 S. 16th Street
West Columbia, TX 77486

Columbia United Methodist Church
315 S. 16th Street West Columbia 77486 TX
United States
Location

Cedar Lawn Haven of Rest Final Resting Place

West Columbia, TX 77486

West Columbia 77486 TX
United States
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