BETTYE LAVERNE WYMER WILLIAMS, 75, of Ranger passed
away on Oct. 14, 2008 at her home. Burial was in
Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger, TX.
Bettye was born on Dec. 28, 1932 in Stephens County, TX
to Robert Bennet and Maudene (Morton) Wymer. Bettye
attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1950 and
played basketball in high school and was a Subdeb. She
married David L. Williams (RHS-1950) in May of 1949 at
the Ranger Christian Church and were married for 54 years
before David passed away on Dec. 26, 2003, they traveled
and lived overseas for seventeen years in Libya, Brazil,
Kuwait Ghana, Dahome West Africa and Venezuela. Bettye
and David helped missionary families in Libya and Brazil
and they started three small churches with youth groups.
She taught Sunday school classes in Libya, Brazil and
Ranger. At various times, they helped raise six other
children and sent several through college. Thatís what
they loved doing...helping others. Bettye is affectionately
known to her grandchildren, nephews & great-grandchildren
as "Nana". She loved cooking, working in home health care
and her family.
She is preceded in death by her husband David L. Williams,
sisters Helen Wymer Plumley (RHS-1947) and Dorothy Wymer
Beck (RHS-1944), her father and mother Bob & Maudene Wymer.
Bettye is survived by her daughter Jolene Williams (RHS-1969)
of Ranger, two grandsons Robby Needham & wife Lisa of Virginia,
Justin Koerner (RHS-1999) and wife Miranda of Ranger, sisters
Shirley Wymer Griffith (RHS-1956) of Ranger and Bobbie Wymer
Harbin (RHS-1946) of San Angelo, TX.
She will be greatly missed by family and friends, especially
her five great-grandchildren; Marcus Marsh, Caleb and MaKenna
Koerner, Holly and Mitchell Needham and two very special nephews;
Rocky Massegee (RHS-1986) and Dango Griffith (RHS-1992) as well
as Travis, Wesley and Shelby Harvel.