Betty Jo Hooker
March 26, 1925 ? August 3, 2008
Betty Jo Hooker, 83 year-old homemaker of Sherman, passed away Sunday,
August 3, 2008 at the Homestead of Denison.
Graveside services will be 10:00 AM Thursday, August 7, 2008 at
West Hill Cemetery. Rev. A. D. Kyle, Baptist minister of Sherman, will
officiate and Betty Jo will be laid to rest next to her husband in the
veterans section of West Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction
of Waldo Funeral Home.
Betty Jo was born March 26, 1925 in Denison, Texas, the daughter
of Lurlie Lee Wright and Betty Welden Wright. She moved to Honey Grove,
Texas at a young age where she attended schools and graduated from Honey
Grove High School. She co-owned a restaurant in Honey Grove before moving
to Sherman where she assembled bombs at Hardwick-Etter during World War
II. She married A. R. ?Cotton? Hooker on April 1, 1953 in Lawton, Oklahoma.
She was a very good cook and enjoyed having family and friends in
her home for meals. She also loved to grow roses and gardening and most
importantly she loved spending time with her family. She was a member of
Crutchfield Heights Baptist Church in Sherman.
She is survived by two sons, Allen Hooker and wife Susan and Ronnie
Hooker, all of Sherman; daughter, Serena Kennedy and husband Gerald of
Denison; two grandchildren, Ashley Hooker and Geoffrey Hooker; brothers-in-law,
Alton Hooker and Bill Stephens; sisters-in-law, Ruby Hooker, Clara Hembree
and Marie Moore; many nieces and nephews and numerous very good friends
who will miss her dearly. She was preceded in death by her parents, her
husband in August of 1998, brothers, Weldon Lee Wright and Phillip ?Scooter?
Wright, and sister, Gladys Wright.
The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 PM Wednesday evening
at Waldo Funeral Home.