Betty Jean Fear
Betty Jean Fear passed from peaceful sleep to the presence of her Lord and Savior on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, with her family present.
Her funeral will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at First United Methodist Church of Welsh.
Visitation will begin today, Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, from 5-8 p.m. at Hixson Funeral Home in Welsh. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery.
Betty Jean Ogilvie was born in Coushatta on Jan. 3, 1928, to Oscar and Beth Ogilvie. She graduated from Coushatta High School in 1944 where she was a cheerleader and honor student. She attended Brenau College in Gainesville. In1948 she graduated from LSU, where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority and Alpha Beta Chi honorary business fraternity. She married Truman John Fear Jr., whom she had met at LSU in 1948.
She worked for several years as secretary at First Methodist Church in Welsh and as bookkeeper at Fear Lumber Co.
She was very active in the First Methodist Church, serving on the board of trustees and various committees. At various times, she taught Sunday School and Bible School. She was instrumental in organizing nondenominational neighborhood prayer groups in the seventies. She was also active in Women’s Research Club.
She is survived by her five children, Marian (Brian) Dameier of Greenville, S.C., Hope (Billy) Shaw of Coushatta, Jay (Teri) Fear of Welsh, Randy (Laurie) Fear of Welsh, and Jeannie (Leo) Quirkof Moss Bluff; and her granddaughters Hope Taylor of Greenville, S.C., Lacy Pfaff of Jacksonville, Fla., and Shelby Quirk of Moss Bluff. She is also survived by nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Truman J. Fear Jr.
Her pallbearers will be her grandsons Stuart Shaw of Coushatta, Brooks Dameier of Omaha, Neb., Beau Dameier of Atlanta, Ga., Drew Fear of Dallas, Texas, John Fear of Houston, Texas, and Win Fear of Welsh.
Words of comfort may be shared at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.
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