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Betty Lois (Guice) Ramsey was born January 25, 1920 in Winsboro, LA., the
daughter of Alexander and Sally (Stephens) Guice. An especially great
speller, Betty graduated with honors from Tallulah High School.
Over the years Betty had made her home in numerous places including
Alexandria, LA., Port Arthur, Texas and Houston, Texas before moving to
Bellville in 2001.
A caring and loving mother, her children were always her main priority. A
Baptist by faith, she taught Sunday School during her children's early
years. For six years Betty also raised and cared for a premature baby, Waldo
Torres, as her own until his family returned form Mexico to take him home.
She enjoyed reading, sewing, dancing and bowling. A stay-at-home mom until
her children were grown, Betty attended nursing school at the age of
forty-six and became an LVN. She was a compassionate caretaker and loved
nursing. One of the early employees of Memorial City Hospital, she worked in
the psychiatric unit and the ICU.
Betty passed away Thursday, February 17, 2005 in Bellville at the age of 85.
She is survived by her children: Adele Ann Lopresti and her husband, Phil,
of Bellville, Lance Gregory Livingston and his wife, at, of Houston, Evelyn
Elaine Smith and her husband, Jim of Raleigh, North Carolina; and her
stepchildren; John L. Ramsey and Patricia Gayle Hansen. Also surviving are
her 11 grandchildren: Diana Bradfield, Theresa Elaine Seiter, Sam Lopresti,
Philip Lopresti, Connie Merkel, Lac Livingston, Link Linvingston, Melissa
Smith and Randy Smith; 17 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; and
her sisters: Evelyn Black of Newellton, Louisiana and Ada Morehead of Port
Arthur. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, 2 sisters and
3 brothers.
Visitation was held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., Friday, February 18, 2005 at
the Schmidt Funeral Home in Bellville. Funeral Service was held at 10 a.m.,
Saturday, February 19, 2005 at the Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend
Jeff English officiating. Interment followed in the  Pilgrim's Rest
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral Home,
PO Box 610, 12029 Hwy. 36 South, Bellville, TX 77418 - (979) 865-2424.
Posted by Joy Neely


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