Betty L. Pruett

betty pruett

April 14, 1950 ~ April 21, 2023

Born in: Dublin, Texas
Resided in: Arlington, Texas

Betty L. Pruett
APRIL 14, 1950 – APRIL 21, 2023

Betty L. Pruett, age 73, resident of Arlington, Texas, passed away on April 21, 2023.
Betty was born on April 14, 1950, in Dublin Texas. She was raised by her mother, Linnie Ashby Baldwin in Weatherford and Granbury, Texas.
She spent most of her school age time in Granbury, Texas, spent time in California before settling in Arlington, Texas in the late 1960’s. She would make Arlington her home.
Betty began her career as a hairdresser and had her own salon. She later left the salon but kept her license and continued with hair care on the side. She worked in the customer service industry in many areas, but especially loved working for AMR, where she could travel the world. She decided to retire so that she could take care of her grandchildren and enjoyed every moment of it.

During her life, she always enjoyed traveling. She first began with trips to Las Vegas, Shreveport, and taking cruises. She always loved talking about her travels to Germany, Paris, and other countries. Later in life she spent a lot of her time cruising where she enjoyed the ports, the casino, but more importantly the friends and socialization she acquired while cruising. She loved her cruising friends! Her passion for sports, especially the Texas Rangers, was a very big part of her life. When she was not traveling, she enjoyed finding “unique items” at the local thrift stores.
Betty is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Steve, and ex-husband and father of her children, Willard, and several brothers and sisters.
She is survived by her daughters, Cindy Gavin and husband Francis of Granbury, Texas; Amy Hansen and husband Erik of Haslet, Texas.
She is also survived by her siblings: brother Carl Ashby of Longview, Washington, Shirley Hopper of Granbury, Texas and Robert Ashby of Ponder, Texas.
Betty leaves behind 5 grandchildren: Austin Yeager, Jonathan Henslee, Blain Bowen, Shelby Hansen, and Lindsey Hansen. She also leaves behind 5 great grandchildren and lots of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Her smile would light up a room and her personality were infectious. Her love for her family, cruising, thrifting, crafting, and talking to everyone she saw will be felt by so many people who knew her and loved her. Heaven has gained an angel and the Earth has lost a special woman who would never meet a stranger. We love you to the moon and back and we will see you again!

Her service will be held at 12:00 PM, May 20th, 2023, at Venture Church in Keller, Texas. Flowers can be sent to the church on Friday or Saturday prior to the service.


Memorial Service: May 20, 2023 12:00 pm

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  1. CandleImageSo many great memories and I’ll remember the laughter the most. The greatest testament to what someone meant in this world is the void they leave behind when they have to exit the stage of life. We were all so blessed to share time here with this wonderful woman. See you again my friend.

  2. CandleImageSome of my best summer memories were at her house. She was always so kind to me and my family. Thank you for loving me like I was one of your girls.

  3. CandleImageI will miss my Betty Lou! We had some great times together! We laughed and cried at the same time! There is so many stories I could tell or she would tell on herself!
    She never met a stranger, she could talk up a storm for hours with people she just met!

    I’m so glad you were in my life! My tears are saying what my words cannot. Good friends never say goodbye. They simply say, “See you soon.” So, my friend…I’ll see you soon!

  4. It’s so hard to say good-bye to someone as sweet and kind as Betty. But I know I’m lucky I was able to have her as a friend. She was always the life blood of our group. I’ll cherish the memories of traveling, Christmas shopping, card games and pool parties. I’ll miss her sense of humor and laugh the most. Love my Betty.

  5. Oh,Betty how you will be missed., You were never an in-law to me you were my cousin. You and I could always talk about any and everything. You had that something that drew people to you. Your smile could always make me feel better and make a bad day better. I miss you more than you would know, way too soon. So I will say see soon. Love your family like my own. Know that a whole lot of people loved you .

  6. Betty was such a delight to meet and know.
    Beautiful smile and personality.
    Loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren
    And will be missed.

  7. Betty was always so welcoming and cheerful! I am going to miss her so much. Richard and I always hoped we would have ended up on the same cruise but sadly never got that chance. I will always remember your beautiful smile, sparkling eyes and perfect hair!

  8. I met Betty many years ago on a cruise ship. Where else but in the casino. I have been on many cruises with her and Nancy. I always loved seeing her and talking with her and eating with her and going on excursions with her. I will miss her very much as she became a very dear friend to me. My prayers and sympathy go to her girls and her family and her friend Nancy.
    Mary Crochet……

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