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Betty Claire (Earp) Close

January 2, 1925 ~ March 24, 2020 (age 95)


Our mother, Betty Close, passed from this life on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 and the loss we feel cannot fully be put into words.

She was born Betty Claire Earp in Wheeling, West Virginia, on January 2, 1925. Her parents, Harold Robert Earp, Sr. and Alma Cox Schang, preceded her in death, as did her brother, Harold Robert Earp, Jr.

We, her children, are Sally Reynolds (Jim), William E. Close, III, and Pam Geldmeier (Gary). Collectively, we gave her four grandchildren: Randy Cooley (Megan), Susan Spanley (Jeff), Shelly Turner (Matt), and Mark Reynolds (Tracey), along with eight great-grandchildren: Noah and Hank Cooley, Erin and Makenna Spanley, Chyanne, Lane, Liam Turner, and Reagan Reynolds.

Betty moved to Texas from West Virginia in 1946, first to Waco for seven years and then to San Antonio, where she lived the balance of her life, working many years as a medical office manager for two doctors. She enjoyed traveling, loved the coast and the Hill Country, but more than anything she loved her family. She embodied all that a mother’s love should entail and everyone who knew her will be poorer for her passing, as are we.

The family wishes to thank Zane Neeley for the care and compassion she showed our mother for the last several years. We would like to thank Uni Murphy and her staff at Lake Ridge Healthy Living for the exceptional loving and attentive care that was given to mother while she was there.  Also, we would like to extend our appreciation for the attention from Sarah Darst with Interim Hospice.

If you would like, please consider a donation to the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association or a charity of your choice in lieu of flowers

A celebration of her life will be at a later date.

We love you, Mom.

Sally, Bill, and Pam

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