Betty Kay Salyer Bowers, age 72, passed from this life to her heavenly home on Saturday, October 2nd, 2021. Betty was born on October 4, 1948 in Littlefield, Texas and raised in Bula, Texas. She graduated Salutatorian from Bula High School in Bula, Texas in 1967, and received her Associates degree at South Plains College. She worked as a Purchasing Manager at several companies throughout her career, including Anderson Clayton, Kraft Foods, and Denison Industries. Betty is preceded in death by her parents, G.B. and Alta Salyer, and her brother, Glen Salyer. She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Larry Don Bowers; sister, Linda Todd; son, Ty Don Bowers and significant other, Stacede Willis; daughter, LaJanea Kay Hassett and husband, Danny Hassett. She is also survived by her four grandchildren: Tyler Don Bowers, Anna Christina Bowers Culpepper and husband Bobby Culpepper, Hannah Jane Hassett McCain and husband Cohen McCain, and Savannah Danielle Hassett, as well as three great-grandchildren: Jesse Don Bowers, Solomon Ray Murphy Culpepper, and Nyla Hassett, along with numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Living her life in service to Jesus Christ and her family, she has left an incredible legacy of faith, hope and love that has affected thousands of people over her lifetime. Growing up on a farm in Bula, Texas, she learned the true value of family, hard work, strength and discipline. She taught her children and grandchildren to love fiercely, to forgive, and that nothing is too big of a deal to steal your joy. She went out of her way every single day to give to others and share her overwhelming loving kindness. There is no one who could feed an army like she could without breaking a sweat! If you spent any time with Betty, you would be told you were special, you were the greatest, and you were loved. She always put everyone’s needs before her own, and was willing to make any sacrifices necessary for her family. Her hobbies included gardening and planting luscious flowers and trees on her 19 acres that she and her husband, Larry, tended and enjoyed for 46years. She and Larry had a rare and special love that is an example to all who know them. She also loved taking photos of her beautiful landscape, as well as many pictures of her family and friends. Betty will be greatly missed here on earth, but we trust that she is rejoicing in Heaven with Jesus and her family.
Visitation and viewing will be held on Friday, October 8th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Meador Funeral Home, North 401 US Hwy 377, Whitesboro, TX 76273. A service and celebration of Betty’s life will be held on Saturday, October 9th, at 2:00 pm at Meador Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Gordonville Cemetery, 17143 FM 901, Sadler, TX 76264.
I remember Betty as a kind, sweet and Godly woman. She will be missed.
My beautiful Aunt Betty,
You impacted my life greatly! The years that we lived by y’all were wonderful! I will always remember how sweet and loving you were to all of us! I loved holding your soft hands and hugging your sweet neck! One of your hugs could fill my heart will so much love! I’m going to miss you here on this earth so much! I know that I will get to see you one day again and I’ll feel all of your love again! I love you Aunt Betty!
Betty was an absolute treasure. I could not have asked for a better mother-in-law. She always treated me as an honored guest. You had to watch what you said around her, because if you gave even a hint that you needed or even wanted something, she would get it for you. She gave her time, resources, words, and every last ounce of energy and strength to help people. I can’t wait to see her again.
I’m John Carl Crosby, the middle child of Lloyd and Bonnie Crosby, and grew up on the farm across from the Bula Schoolhouse in the early ‘40s before moving to Littlefield in the 7th grade.
I only know Betty K. Salyer Bowers by reputation, a loving woman devoted to Jesus Christ who lived her entire life in service to others. She is great loss to the Kingdom of Earth but a great gain to the Kingdom of Heaven.
I believe Betty was the granddaughter of Momma Salyer who lived down the dirt road passed the Bula curve. If I’m correct, we used to pick Momma Salyer up to attend church at the Bula Church of Christ which my daddy built with the help of John Blackman, Johnny Hubbard, Gene Bryan, and other farmers. He was a master carpenter but not a successful farmer.
As a young boy I would visit Momma Salyer, who lived alone. I still remember the pictures on her living room wall and the books she would read to me. It was a special holiday when I was able to spend a night with her before we would be picked up for church.
I’m now 85 years old, but looking back on those formative years, Momma Salyer was an important mentor to me, and I’m sure Betty has been a mentor to hundreds of friends and relatives.
Being on the Bula/Enochs contact list, I’ve received many of her email. She was a Christian woman worth more than rubies, who I wish I had known in person.
I send my condolences to Larry and to her grown children, grandchildren, and entire household. May the Lord bless you as you celebrate the life of this amazing Christian woman.
One of the greatest women who ever lived! She has forever impacted my life, and I strive to be like her! I already miss her terribly. I am counting the days until we meet again in heaven. I love you, my Grammy❤️
I am so sorry to hear that Betty has passed. I am dumfounded and truly saddened. .
I will always be thankful I grew up with Betty. She was a dear friend and I cherish memories of our time together! God bless and comfort her family!
Such a beautiful tribute. I will miss her and keeping up with her on social media. Praying for you all during this hard transition of life going to heaven.
Betty was a beautiful friend. One day I received a package in the mail. It was a beautiful dress. I had not ordered anything so I wondered why I was getting a package. Betty had ordered one for herself and thought I would like it because she knew it was the style I wear. It wasn’t for a special occasion, it was just her thinking about me. That was Betty! ❤️
I grew up with Betty in the Bula area. We went to the same church and had many great experiences growing up. She is my cousin, and a total delight growing up. It has been fantastic communicating with Betty on Facebook. She has had a marvelous life, but she will be royally missed.
Betty is a dear cousin. We played many a Sunday afternoons after church either at my house or at her house. Her sister and I were the old ones so she would usually be the baby. She was a delight growing up, and I’ve really enjoyed getting to know her again as an adult through our communication with Facebook. Enjoyed seeing her family virtually, I’m still trying to put names with faces of her beautiful children. She will be royalty missed.
Betty brought joy to many! I loved hearing from her and will miss her encouragement! I know Larry and her family will be blessed with many loving memories!
Betty was an amazing woman, and a real joy to work with! She will be greatly missed. She always remembered my birthday when the day lillies started to bloom. That day will be just a little less joyful this year. RIP Betty!
So sorry to hear this sad news. My sympathies to her beloved family.
To know her was to Love her. No one could not smile when she came in the room. Her big smile, fierce hug and kind words. She left this world a better place by her presence. God Bless her family in the rough days ahead. Many prayers
Buck and Linda Fred. Buck and Betty started 1st grade together and were dear friends from that point on. She had the most beautiful laugh and was a beautiful soul both inside and out. Prayers for her family and I know she will be dearly missed, but what a wonderful day when we meet again. We loved her.