Betty Alice Strong|
Betty Alice Strong passed away on April 29, 2013. Betty was born in Ada, OK on March 4th, 1935 to Arthur and Evelyn Wehunt and spent her childhood in Sulphur, graduating from Sulphur High School in 1953.
At Oklahoma A&M in Stillwater, OK, Betty was an active member of Kappa Delta sorority. While at A&M she met her future husband, William R ``Bill' Strong on a blind date. After receiving her BA degree in Home Economics in 1957, she started her career as a school teacher in Denver, CO and she and Bill, then a member of the US Army, were married in Colorado Springs in Feb. 1958.
Together they enjoyed living around the United States (Oklahoma, Texas, California, Louisiana, Maryland and Virginia) and Germany (Berlin and Stuttgart) for over twenty years as members of the US Army, raising four sons and making many lifelong friends along the way.
She lived in the Oklahoma City area from 1978, where she has been an active member of the Putnam City Baptist Church and a Regional Manager for Hearst Business Publications for Oklahoma and the surrounding states. After her retirement in 2004, she and Bill spent winters in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas where she was also a member of the First Baptist Church.
Always an active person, her love of learning and travel continued throughout her life. She traveled extensively with family and friends all over the U.S., Europe, China and Northern Africa, and was actively planning new travel adventures with her grandchildren at the time of her passing.
She relished spending time with her five grandchildren at every opportunity. Being with them always brought her great joy.
Always elegant, always positive, her passion for life was contagious and lives on in all who knew her, and her deep love for her family and friends will forever be a cherished memory and a comfort for all the loved ones she leaves behind.
Betty is survived by her husband, Bill Strong; her sister, Lynda Wehunt Soady of Washington DC and her husband Bob Soady and son Rick Lewis; her son, Richard Strong of San Francisco, CA; her son, John Strong of Winston Salem, NC and his wife Kim and son Benjamin; her son, Stanley Strong of Piedmont, OK and his wife Ginger and daughters Kennedy, Brooklyn and Rayanna; her son, Gregory Strong of San Francisco, CA and his wife Cecilia and son Max.
The funeral service will be held at 10 am Friday, May 3rd 2013 at Mercer-Adams Funeral Service, 3925 North Asbury Avenue, Bethany, OK. To share a memory or condolence, visit www.mercer-adams.com
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Published in Valley Morning Star on May 2, 2013