Bettye Nelle Baker Clanton LUBBOCK- Bettye Nelle Baker Clanton, 83, passed from this life onto her next in Heaven, Wednesday, February 14, 2013. We will gather for fellowship and remembrance from 6-8 p.m. Monday, February 18, 2013 at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. A service to celebrate her life is scheduled at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 19 at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. A tribute of Mrs. Clanton may be found at www.memorialdesigners.net, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for her family. Bettye Nelle was born to Victor George and Natalia Adalia Nellie Kraus Baker on April 27, 1929 in Texline, Texas. She was the youngest of eight children. In 1947, she graduated from Amarillo High School. Bettye married Tommy John Clanton on May 31, 1947 in Amarillo, Texas. Mr. Clanton preceded her in death on April 24, 1985. She owned and operated along with her husband, Tommy, Tom and Bingo's Bar-B-Q for 42 years. She was an active member of Daughters of the Nile and the First Baptist Church, where she attended the Anna Sunday School Class. Bettye lived simply and was the happiest when surrounded by what was most important to her, family. Survivors include her children, Rebecca Becky Cathey and husband, Reggie, Alvin Lee Bubba Clanton and wife, Debby, Dwayne Douglas Clanton and wife, Liz, Brenda Lou Dunn and husband, Rodney, and Melinda Gay Ogle; grandchildren, Betsy Hartman and husband, Rowdy, Chad Lee Pruett and wife, Kami, Kallie Cathey, Todd T.J. Cathey, Jackie Hass, Heather Espina and husband, Denis, Kristi Bess Clanton, and Meagan Durr and husband, Ryan; and great-grandchildren, Kaden Hartman, Mason Pruett, Karsyn Pruett, and Evan Hass. She is also survived by her brother, Leroy Lee Baker of Arizona. Special thanks to Promiseland House III, Dr. Kenneth Kruczek, Calvert Home Health and Hospice of Lubbock. Donations may be made to the Special Olympics.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Feb. 17, 2013