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Betty Jean Rea Hatch
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Birth: Jan. 22, 1935
Van Zandt County
Texas, USA
Death: Sep. 10, 2013
Potter County
Texas, USA

(Published in Amarillo Globe-News, Sept. 12, 2013)

Betty Jean Rea Hatch, 78, of Amarillo died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Dale Travis officiating. Burial will be private. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Betty was born Jan. 22, 1935, in Van Zandt County to W.C. and Annie Bell Rea, the youngest of eight children. She graduated from Canton High School and after marriage and raising her two children she returned to college. Betty graduated from West Texas University in 1980 with a major in accounting. She owned Betty Rea & Associates. She retired in 2010 after a 30 year accounting career.

She married Allen Hatch on Sept. 28, 2012, in Amarillo. Betty was a member of Hollywood Community Church. Her greatest love was for her God, her family and her friends. She loved to be surrounded by family at Thanksgiving.

Betty volunteered her time to many organizations including serving on the board of Presbyterian Children's Home, the community advisory board of Junior League of Amarillo; the board of directors of Panhandle Regional Development, Girl Scouts of America, and was treasurer on the board of Presbyterian Children's Home. Betty was a member of Who's Who of Professional Women.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, W.C. Rea and W.A. Rea; three sisters, Naoma Burns, Ozella Travis and Marie Rea; a son-in-law, Richard Lewis; and a niece, Judy Stamper.

Survivors include her husband, Allen Hatch of Amarillo; a son, Steve Campbell and wife Lisa of Amarillo; a daughter, Diane Lewis of Amarillo; a brother, Carl Rea and wife Maryann of Denton; a sister, Beatrice Garrison of Tyler; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many loved nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials be to Hollywood Road Community Church, 9711 Farm-to-Market 2186, Amarillo, TX 79119; American Cancer Society, 3915 S. Bell St., Amarillo, TX 79109; Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains, 6011 S.W. 45th Ave., Amarillo, TX 79109; or Presbyterian Children's Home, 3400 S. Bowie St., Amarillo, TX 79109.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Family links: 
  William C. Rea (1894 - 1969)
  Anna Bell Goff Rea (1894 - 1992)
Llano Cemetery
Randall County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section 2S Lot 98 Space 7
Created by: Edith Guynes Stanley
Record added: Sep 11, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 116927256
Betty Jean <i>Rea</i> Hatch
Added by: Edith Guynes Stanley
Betty Jean <i>Rea</i> Hatch
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