Betty Lou Mathis Perricone

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Betty Lou Mathis Perricone passed away on Friday, September 16, 2011 after a courageous fight of 42 years from cancer. Betty faced cancer with a tremendous amount of courage and strength.

Betty was born in Galveston, Texas on January 30, 1931 to Frederick Mathis and Lucille Darras Mathis. She graduated from Ball High School and attended The University of Texas. She married her high school sweetheart, Charles Perricone on September 17, 1950. They settled in Houston where they raised their family of four children.

Betty is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Charles, her children Ellen Bachmann and husband Hank, Sue Lloyd and husband Mike, Charles Mathis Perricone and wife Laurie and Bonita Hodde and husband Mike, her nine grandchildren, Courtney Forshey and husband Alex, Stephen Bachmann, Jennifer Denne and husband Adam, Chris Lloyd and wife Jana, John Lloyd, Matt Perricone, Allison Perricone, Travis Hodde, Emerson Hodde and one great grandchild, Ayden Lloyd. She is also survived by her brother Fred Mathis and wife Mary, her sister June Lee Forasiepi and husband Al and numerous nieces and nephews.

Betty enjoyed dancing, cooking for her family, traveling, reading and spending time with her husband, Charles. In 1997 she and Charles moved to Bentwater on Lake Conroe. Betty was active in two churches, St. Joseph's Catholic Church in New Waverly where she was a Lay Eucharistic Minister and Sacred Heart Catholic Church where she led several bible study groups. She was also active in the Bentwater Ladies Organization, played in several bridge and rummikub groups and was a long time member of the Northshore Republican Women.

Betty will be remembered as a very gentle and loving person, always there for her husband, children, grandchildren, great-grandchild and friends. The family would like to thank Pauline Tauer, Marie Levantino, Sharon Hatter and Charlotte Schroeder for their loving kindness to their mom and dad these past two years. The family is grateful to the doctors and nurses at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and The Odyssey House for their loving care of our mother.

Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family beginning at 4:30 PM with a rosary to be recited at 6:30 PM on Sunday, September 18, 2011 at Forest Park-The Woodlands. A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, September 19, 2011 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 109 N. Frazier, Conroe Texas. Immediately following, all are invited to greet the family during a reception in the Parish Hall. Interment will be held at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be given to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston Texas, 77210. Include note that states "In honor of Betty Perricone for breast cancer research."

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Published on from Sept. 19 to Oct. 2, 2011
Arrangements under the direction of:
Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home
18000 Interstate 45 S | The Woodlands, TX 77384 | (936) 321-5115
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