“A good woman is hard to find, and worth more than diamonds. Her husband trusts her without reserve, and never has reason to regret it. Never spiteful, she treats him generously all her life long. She shops around for the best yarns and cottons, and enjoys knitting and sewing. She’s like a trading ship that sails to faraway places and brings back exotic surprises. She’s up before dawn, preparing breakfast for her family and organizing her day. She looks over a field and buys it, then, with money she’s put aside, plants a garden. First thing in the morning, she dresses for work, rolls up her sleeves, eager to get started. She senses the worth of her work, is in no hurry to call it quits for the day. She’s skilled in the crafts of her home and hearth, diligent in homemaking. She’s quick to assist anyone in need, reaches out to help the poor. She doesn’t worry about her family when it snows; there winter clothes as all mended and ready to wear. She makes her own clothing, and dresses in colorful linen and silks. Her husband is greatly respected when he deliberates with the city fathers. She designs gowns and sells them, brings the sweaters to the dress shops. Her clothes are well-made and elegant, and she always faces tomorrow with a smile. When she speaks she has something worthwhile to say, and she always says it kindly. She keeps an eye on everyone in her household, and keeps them all busy and productive. Her children respect and bless her; her husband joins with words of praise: “Many women have done wonderful things, but you’ve outclassed them all!” Charm can mislead and beauty soon fades. The woman to be admired and praised is the woman who lives in the Fear-of-God. Give her everything she deserves! Festoon her life with Praises!” Proverbs 31:10-31
Betty Lou Dyess-Wood was called home on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at the age of 78, at home surrounded by her loving family.
Betty was born March 21, 1940 to Joe Allen and Cele Dyess in Sand, Texas. She married the love of her life, Horace Weldon Wood on June 2, 1958 in Lamesa, Texas. They moved to Menard, Texas in 1969.
Betty was a homemaker, a longtime member of The Order of the Eastern Star, Woman’s Missionary Association, Longtime Girl Scout leader, “Big A” Leader, Sunday school teacher, and Vacation Bible School teacher. She was a Room Mother at school with all of her children, and very involved with the Parent Teacher Association. Betty was loved by many and was considered “Mama” or “Grandma” to numerous children in Menard County.
Betty is survived by her loving husband, Horace W. Wood, her three children, Mike Wood and wife Debbie, Susan Garrett and husband Rocky, and Dava Wood, all of Menard, Texas; her 8 grandchildren, Hailey, Lisa, Ryan, Terry, Cassie, Zachary, Michael, and Regina, and 10 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, 1 sister and brother in law, Ginny and Red Barkowsky.
In lieu of flowers a donation to a charity of your choosing may be made in her honor.
The Family wishes to thank everyone for all of the kind words and prayers during this difficult time. Special thanks to Hospice of San Angelo.