Arlington- Betty Belle French, age 80, passed away Monday, January 16, 2017.
Celebration of Life: 1:00 p.m. Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington with Pastor Jack Crane officiating.
Betty was born March 29, 1936 to Woodrow and Doris Simmons of Prairie Home, MO. Betty moved to Kansas City after graduating High School and worked for a time before deciding to join the United States Air Force working as an Officers Flight Attendant. It was there she met her husband Bill, while stationed together in Omaha, Nebraska. They married in 1956 in Booneville, MO. The family lived in Missouri, Michigan, California, and Georgia before settling in Texas in 1968. Betty and family have lived in Arlington since 1971. Betty was a shrewd business woman and owned a Mobile Home lot, a decorating business and an Antique and Home Décor Business for over 35 years in Arlington and Fort Worth. Her children remember her as a fiercely devoted loving Mother and Wife. She was generous to a fault and her greatest love was her family.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Bill B. French; her parents, Woodrow and Doris Simmons; her brothers, Bob and Tom Simmons; and son-in-law, Jimmy Glasgow.
Survivors: Her 3 children, Son, Ray French and wife, Julie of Fort Worth, daughter, Annie Glasgow of Arlington; and Kathleen Fearka and husband, Rusty of Arlington; brother, Wayne Simmons and wife, Ramona; sister, Linda Schilb and husband, Joe; 9 grandchildren, Colby Fields, Brandon Fearka, Jeff Glasgow, Madison French, Alex Wagner, Connor Wagner, Brooke Fearka, Troy Fearka and Grace Fearka.