Rebecca Valerie


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Rebecca Valerie Bettis

Jan 25 1990 - Aug 29 2008

Rebecca Valerie Bettis, 18 years of age, was born on January 25, 1990 and passed away unexpectedly on August 29, 2008. A graduate of Highland Park High School, Rebecca’s tender spirit served her in a variety of ways; she was active in the Hi-Lites Service Club, the Junior Symphony Ball, both the Senior Girls and Prom Committees, the 65 Roses Awareness Campaign, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She also generously donated her time volunteering at various community groups, including Habitat for Humanity, Operation Kindness Animal Shelter, and the Homeless Outreach. Rebecca had recently begun her freshman year at the University of Alabama, where she had elatedly pledged the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. The friends she met there, as well as the countless number who grew up by her side, affectionately recall their “Becca” as a lover of classic rock and accomplished Guitar Hero player, who adored playing tennis and ping-pong, fashion, and watching comedies with a contagious laugh always accompanied by a beautifully-dimpled smile. Rebecca made friends easily, valued their friendships, and loved them each dearly. The powerful impact of the numerous friends in her life shaped her to become an amazing and treasured young woman. Though her time here was brief, Rebecca will be forever and so fondly remembered for the warmth and sincerity of her heart, her profound love for all animals, and her care and compassion for anyone and everyone she knew. Like the members of her family, Rebecca believed fully and faithfully in the Lord’s constant hand in her life. She is survived by her father Holt, her mother Chris, and her big sister Brinn, her grandparents Evelyn Bettis, Roy Bettis of Dallas and Suzie Woolwine of Nashville, Tennessee. She was preceded in death by grandfather Emmons Woolwine. She is also survived by her aunts, uncles, and cousins: Skip and Trish Woolwine, Hicks and Hunter; Valerie and Kent Krause, Caroline, Brett, Katherine and Blake; Carolyn and Jim Berry, Christopher, David and Jack Conger, Jimmy and Ali Berry, as well as many other cherished family members in Texas and Tennessee. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, September 2nd, at 1:00pm at Highland Park Presbyterian Church, Rev. Ronald Scates and Rev. Marshall Zieman officiating. The Bettis family requests that only bright colors be worn at the service in celebration of Rebecca’s life. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Rebecca Bettis Memorial Fund c/o Bank of America, 5500 Preston Road, Dallas, TX 75205.
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