Betty Ann Crew Moore was born in Orange, Jan. 19, 1927. She departed this world February 17, to join her Heavenly Father and her husband, William ‘Red’ Moore, to whom she was married 56 years. Her daughter and son-in-law, Kathryne and Ron Rehfuss were by her side as she peacefully passed.
Betty graduated from Orange High School in 1944, where she was a cheerleader and the Coronation Queen during her Senior Year. She attended North Texas State University. Betty married William, the love and laughter of her life, in 1947. They enjoyed traveling extensively, dancing together and entertaining. Betty loved to garden and had quite a green thumb. She was a grand Bridge player and she loved to cook. Anyone who knew Betty, loved her sweet personality, enjoyed her quirky sense of humor and her heart filled with kindness toward everyone.
She was a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church in Orange.
Betty worked at Levingston Shipbuilding Co for many years where she was an executive assistant. Following the closing of Levingston Shipbuilding, Betty continued to work for Ed and Thelma Paden, former owners.
Betty was the daughter of the late Henry and Irma Crew of Orange. She is also predeceased by brother, Henry Earl Crew, Jr. and mother-in-law, Robbie Baker Moore. In addition to Kathryne and Ron, Betty is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Josephine Crew of Orange, nephew and wife Robert Jr. and Eileen Crew of Garner NC, nephew and wife John and Vicki Crew of Dallas, nephew and wife Patrick and Rose Crew of Idaho Falls ID and nephew William Robert Crew of Oman, Saudi Arabia. She is also survived by grandchildren, Allana Levens of Orange, Jada and Matt Phillips of Houston and Heath and Juli Rehfuss of Houston. She has six great grandchildren, Hallie and Jadyn Stack of Orange, Samuel and Henry Phillips and Elise and Gabe Rehfuss of Houston.
The family wishes to acknowledge the love, companionship, compassion and care of Debbie Courtney who devoted her time and energy to taking care of Betty. Her constant presence was a blessing to Betty and the family and added much to her daily life and longevity. Tasha Broom and Geneve Mayfield of New Century Palliative Care were also instrumental in Betty’s well-being. The staff at Sabine Place in Orange, including Patti, Angie, Bonnie, Debra, Fumi, Miss Jean, Ladericka, Latoya, Martha, Nat, Ora, Stephanie, Stephen, Tamyra, Tara, Teranie, Tiffany exhibited thoughtfulness, helpfulness, gentleness and compassion above and beyond the daily care required during Betty’s stay there. Ron and Kathryne recognize and thank each and every one.
Visitation will be Sunday, Feb. 21, from 2:00-3:30 p.m., at Claybar Funeral Home, Orange. A graveside service will follow at 4:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. The Rev. Mike Umbenhaur, pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Orange, will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to First Presbyterian Church, PO Box 129, Orange TX 77631 or to Gideon’s International, PO Box 445, Orange TX 77631.