Betty Lou Salyer, age 87, of George West, passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017.
Betty Lou Salyer was born on June 26, 1930, to Cecil and Lucile Horton in Mathis, Texas. She graduated from Mathis High School. She married her high school sweetheart, Reginald Clifton “RC” Salyer Jr. in 1946. RC and Betty had two sons, Reginald Wayne Salyer and David Stanley Salyer.
They lived in Kenedy, Texas, where Betty worked for 25 years at the Hinckle Corporation. After retiring, RC and Betty moved to the family ranch in George West in 1994. She was an avid cattle rancher and loved the outdoors. Betty was also an excellent seamstress and loved to quilt. She was also a member of the Lagarto Cemetery Association.
She was preceded in death by her husband, RC; her son, David Salyer; her brother, Cecil “Bud” Franklin Horton; brother-in-law, Jack Sharp; and her parents.
She is survived by her son, Reginald Wayne Salyer and wife, Tara; daughter-in-law, Sherry Renee Salyer; sister, Mary Katherine Sharp; four granddaughters, Shawn Salyer Martinez, Rachel Lee Ledesma, Staci Renee Salyer, and Sharee Nicole Salyer; two grandsons, Reginald Casey Salyer and Christopher Ryan Salyer. She also had nine great-grandchildren; Gage Bowles, Hailey Bowles, Blake Martinez, Caley Jackson, Makenna Salyer-Norman, Omar David Solano; Angela, Sofia, and River Ledesma.
It is only fitting that she passed away on July 4th as she was often referred to as a firecracker. One of her male nurses on her last day said, “I like her she is a little spit fire”. She always had a sparky character and could spit fire or charm a rattlesnake with her witty humor.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, July 8, 2017, at Lagarto Cemetery at 10 a.m.
Arrangements are entrusted to Dobie Funeral Home.