Elizabeth Lucretia Tye (Betty) Simpson passed away Saturday, May 30, 2020.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at the Floyd County Memorial Park in Floydada.
An open visitation was held from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Monday, June 1, 2020 at Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.
Arrangements were under the personal care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home of Floydada.
Elizabeth Lucretia Tye (Betty) was born on May 25, 1930 in White Deer, Texas. She was the daughter of William Orby Tye and Ann Elizabeth McCleskey Tye.
She had five brothers and sisters including William McClesky “Bill” Tye, Carrol Keith Tye, Dorothy Marie Tye Schenk, James Monroe Tye and Carolyn Tye Marble.
The Tye family moved to Floydada Texas where she attended school. Betty grew up in the First United Methodist Church in Floydada, founded in part, by her McCleskey grandparents.
She graduated from Floydada High School and married Jim George Simpson on February 14, 1948. Betty and Jim lived in a farmhouse that he built about 15 miles southwest of Floydada and operated a very successful family farm producing cotton, corn, wheat, various vegetables and pumpkins from the time they were married until Jim passed away on March 15, 2011.
Betty had recently resided in assisted living facilities in Lubbock, Texas.
Betty and Jim had five children: Sherri, Scott, Krista, Clay and Rusty. Sherri and Krista preceded Betty in death; however, she is survived by her son, Scott and his wife, Trena of Floydada, her son, Clay and his wife, Susan of Floydada and her daughter, Rusty of Irving, Texas. Betty is survived by her sister, Carolyn Marble of South Plains, Texas. Betty is also survived by four grandchildren, Joey Rumph of Cleveland, Texas, Neisha Simpson of Lubbock, Texas, Na’Lyn Swartz of Tahoka, Texas and J.C. Simpson of Lubbock, Texas. She is also survived by five great-grandchildren; Cali and Carson Clemens (Neisha) and Brym, Brayler and Bryke Swartz (Na’Lyn).
As survivors we remember her as a daughter to hard working pioneer parents who instilled strong Christian family values that have been passed down through generations. We remember her as a person with a kind heart, who was a loyal and steadfast partner to her husband, never wavering and always persistent in the completion of the work at hand. She had a strong will and determination and conquered many adversities, but still had plenty of love and kindness for her family.
We remember her as a great mother to her children, an awesome grandmother and great-grandmother and a fantastic cook who always created a welcoming table overflowing with the best food and the greatest love for her entire family.
Her greatest legacy is that she leaves behind a sincerely grateful family who loves her and will miss her dearly. When we think of her, we will smile and laugh because above all, she had a great sense of humor and those bits of wisdom offered to us regularly through her quick wit will be what we will likely miss the most. A life well lived, and a legacy unmatched – rest in peace Betty Lou.
Online condolences may be made at www.moore-rose.com.