Betty Eugene Brock Clark, 92, passed away November 15, 2017 after a long illness of dementia. Betty moved to Corpus Christi in 1962 and later moved to Spring, Texas in 2015. She had a humorous and adventurous life with great memories with family and many friends.
Betty was born August 16, 1925 in Fort Worth, Texas. She was the first child of St. Elmo Brock and Annetta Eugenia Dabney Brock.
Betty graduated from Paschal High School in 1942. After high school, she attended North Texas Agriculture College, NTAC. In 1943 Betty began working at the Fort Worth Tribune as a secretary. While there she met John Benjamin Clark, Jr., known to everyone as J.B. They married December 27, 1946.
In 1944, she and her sister Monett went to Radio School to make AM radios in Omaha, Nebraska. From Omaha they went to Kansas City, Missouri for a job with the government making the radios. Several months later, Betty went home to see her mother and was interviewed for a job with Delta Airlines as a radio operator. She and Monett went back to their home of Fort Worth in 1945 to start work for Delta Airlines.
Betty enjoyed dancing, playing bridge, golfing, off shore fishing, and especially being with family and friends. Betty and Monett, growing up, performed in Tap Dancing with her mother making all of their costumes. Betty was an excellent seamstress as well who loved to modify a pattern or just make her own. Her daughter Donna says she never had a store bought dress until college.
J.B and Betty enjoyed many extensive travels overseas and vacations with dear friends. Betty had a strong sense of devotion to her family. She cherished her family and was very generous to family, friends, and acquaintances. She knew there was only one happiness in life; to love and to be loved.
Her grandchildren, Kendra and Rick, have many stories to share when being with Grandbetty and Pop Pop. Betty was a member of First Christian Church of Corpus Christi, TX and served on different committees. She loved her membership in Petro Bridge Club and served on different committees as well.
The family wishes to thank all the friends and loved ones who have given love and kindness during Betty’s illness and the care given from Monique, Manon, Victoria and Karen from At Your Side, and Jessica, Patti, Mae, Emily and Phyllis from Hospice. Thank you also to Cypress Station Assisted Living for all the care provided during her living in the facility.
Betty is survived by her daughter Donna Greene (Pete), sister Monett Spearing, grandchildren Kendra Guerrero (Chad), Rick Greene (Christina), great grandsons Patrick Greene VI, Jonah Greene, and 2 nephews Kenneth Speering and Phillip Speering.
Visitation will be Monday, November 20, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Seaside Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, and held at First Christian Church, located at 3401 Santa Fe in Corpus Christi, Texas. Graveside services will be held, following the memorial service, at Seaside Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the First Christian Church Christian Foundation or First Christian Day School.