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Elizabeth "Betty" Irvin Hathaway

Elizabeth I (Betty) Hathaway, 92, passed peacefully to her Eternal Home on Monday, May 14, 2018, from Heritage Creek Assisted Living, San Antonio, TX.

She was born on March 19, 1926, in Paris, TX. to William W. Cagle and Aileen F.(Eubank) Cagle. In April, 1946, Betty married the love of her life, Carl C. Hathaway. They graduated in May, 1946, from East Texas State Teachers College, in Commerce. She was in the education field, teaching High School English in the Rio Grande Valley. In 1953 Carl and Betty moved to Dallas and began their career in the furniture industry, establishing their own business, Hathaway Cottage/ later Hathaway Furniture, from 1954 to 1993. Over the years, Betty's life became centered around Carl, her beloved husband of 65 years. She was his invaluable partner in their business and in life. They were founding (1955), active members of Midway Hills Christian Church in Dallas for many years. Travel with family and friends took them to many exciting domestic and international destinations.

Betty is survived by her three devoted children: Rebecca (husband, Gary) Rittenberry, of San Antonio; Debra (husband, David) Gregory, of San Antonio and Bruce Hathaway, of Rutland, Vt.; Sister Mary Jane Hartt, of Marshall, TX; 8 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Betty will be laid to rest at Rosemound Cemetery in Commerce, TX. on Saturday, May 19, 2018; arrangements by Jones-Walker and & Son Funeral Home, 1209 Live Oak Street, Commerce, TX. 75428.

Visitation will begin at 11:00 AM, followed by a graveside service at 12:00 noon.

Many lives have been touched and enriched by Betty's kindness, love and compassion. She leaves behind many life-long and new-found friends.

The family would like to extend sincere gratitude to the many loving administrators and caregivers of Heritage Creek and Encompass Home Health and Hospice Care of San Antonio.

If you wish, a memorial contribution may be made in "Miss Betty's" name, to Heritage Creek Assisted Living of San Antonio, TX.

She is gone from our sight, but the fragrance of memories will forever remain in our hearts. We will miss our precious "Momma", "Nanee", Sister, Aunt and Friend.


Saturday, May 19, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Service
1209 Live Oak Street
Commerce, Texas 75428

Graveside Service

Saturday, May 19, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Rosemound Cemetery
501 Pritchard Road
Commerce, Texas 75428

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Dearest Debbie and Family: Terri and I share in the loss of your beloved Mother, and hope God will walk with you and fill your heart with the love your Mother had for you, your children and grand children, and many other family members. At times such as these we comfort one another by remembering and honoring our own mothers, who like Ms. Betty could bring sunshine and a smile into our lives during the worst of our days. I also send love and condolences for Malinda, who loved you and your Family like a Sister. She would be there to comfort you as well as you did for her in her time of greatest need. Our Camp Family loves you Debbie, and our hearts will share your pain at this time, but also rejoice that Ms. Betty is now in Heaven with Father, and they walk the pristine shores with God and Jesus. Love always, Johnny, Terri, and Malinda Camp

John Camp & Terri Luhrs May 20 2018 12:00 AM

Betty and Carl Hathway, the kindest, gentlest people I've ever know. Truly a gift from God to all and in heaven all the angles rejoyce at their reunion. Our sincere condolences to their familes.

Ed Martin family May 18 2018 12:00 AM

We were at Midway Hills CC for 30 years, and Betty and Carl were there for all of them. She was one of the warmest, most pleasant people we've ever come in contact with. Our deepest sympathy to you all on the loss of this very special person. <3

Dennis and Susan Drake May 16 2018 12:00 AM

My precious friend

Randi Frazier May 16 2018 12:00 AM

Betty (and Carl) touched my life and affirmed my being when I needed it most. I am so happy our lives touched in our time here on earth. I have to miss her service, but I will hold on to my great memories of Her.

Gary Springer May 16 2018 12:00 AM

Such an admirable and kind soul. She shared her love and kindness with everyone at Midway Hills Christian Church!

Joan Holland May 16 2018 12:00 AM

Debbie, So sorry for your loss. May happy memories of your mom comfort and sustain you now. Sending healing prayers for you and your family. Blessings, Beverly & F.E.

F.E. & Beverly Pryor May 15 2018 12:00 AM