Bettie Mae Black Wolf Bettie Mae Black Wolf died January 19, 2008, at her home in Georgetown, Texas at age 90. She was born in Driftwood, Texas on May 27, 1917, to Garrett and Minnie Howard Black, the fourth of six children. Bettie married Jay Leon Wolf on December 19, 1941. At the time she was teaching school in Sandy, Texas. Bettie was a 59 year resident of Georgetown. Jay and Bettie Wolf moved to Georgetown in 1949 where Jay attended Southwestern University, and they began Wolf Wool and Mohair and a successful ranching business. Jay and Bettie Wolf reared their five children in Georgetown where they both were charter members of Main Street Baptist Church. After 54 years of marriage, her husband Jay Wolf preceded her in death on September 11, 1996. Bettie is survived by her five children and their spouses, Judy and Paul Hindelang, Jane and Harry Robertson, Iva and Donald McLachlan, David and Adaire Wolf, all of Georgetown, and Jay and Mary Ruth Wolf of Montgomery, Alabama. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 7 great- grandchildren, and her sister Naoma Glosson of Dripping Springs, Texas. Bettie had a zest for life. She passionately loved cooking, designing and building houses, playing bridge, and swimming in her own pool. At age 90 she still swam and played bridge several days a week. Bettie relished the opportunity to go to movies, plays, parties, weddings, and other social events. She was known and appreciated for her tradition of calling all of her friends and family on their birthdays. Bettie was also widely admired in the community for her strong convictions and steadfast determination. Visitation will be Monday, January 21, 2008, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Gabriels Funeral Home in Georgetown. The funeral service will be Tuesday, January 22, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. at Main Street Baptist Church in Georgetown, with her son Jay Wolf, Jr. officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Stonehaven Senior Center in Georgetown or the charity of your choice.
Published by Austin American-Statesman on Jan. 21, 2008.