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Funeral services for Betty Ford, 73, of Sealy, were held Wednesday, May 28, 2003 at 11 a.m. from Trinity Lutheran Church in Sealy with Rev. Dale Leland officiating. Interment was at Sealy Cemetery.

Pallbearers were John Burttschell, Bobby Buesinger, Drake Davis, Gene Doeling, Kevin Krampitz, Jesse Aranda, Eric Scott and Ryan Whitzel.

Born in Lamar, Colorado, Betty Ruth Scott was the daughter of Merrill and Ruth Elizabeth (Brown) Scott. She was raised in Cheyenne, Wyoming and graduated from Cheyenne High School. On September 25, 1954, the former Miss Betty Scott and Mr. James C. Ford were married with ceremony held at Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Betty was a lifelong homemaker.

Mrs. Betty Ruth Ford passed away Saturday, May 24, 2003 after a recurring battle with cancer.

Survived by her husband Jim Ford of Sealy, daughter and son-in-law Jamie and Brian Zapalac of Sealy, son and daughter in law Charlie and Melissa Ford also of Sealy, sister Barbara Scott of Boulder, Colorado, brother and sister-in-law Merrill Jr. and Ardie Scott of Brookshire, Texas. Also surviving are her adored grandchildren Stacey Okonski and husband Daryl, Leslie Anderson and husband Brent, Keith Zapalac, Charles and Christopher Ford and one great grandchild Brandt Lee Okonski.

She was preceded in death by her parents Merrill and Ruth Scott.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oaks & Silverlakes Resident Council, 801 Main Street, Sealy, Texas 77474 or to Hospice Brazos Valley, 705 So. Austin Street, Brenham, Texas 77833.

Funeral services under the direction of Knesek Family Funeral Chapels, Sealy, Texas.

Posted by Joy Neely

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