Betty Jewel Toepfer Conn, 91, passed peacefully to be with the Lord on January 4, 2018 in Houston, Texas. Betty is survived by her Husband Donald Gene McGowen, Sr., Children and Step-children Sandra Womack, Vicki Landers, Roberta May, Laurie McGowen, Donald Gene McGowen, Jr., and sister Lucille Buckhaults.
Betty is also survived by her Grandchildren:
Rick Byars, Wes Byars, Timothy Landers, Jeremy Landers, Matthew Blake, Jennifer McElyea, Kallie McGaughey, Jessica Walls, Jordan Walls, Harvey Lucier, Shirley Griffith, Chrystal St. Clair, 20 Great Grandchildren, three Great-great Grandchildren and 9 Nieces and Nephews.
Betty is preceded in death by her Mother Mary Virginia Toepfer Graham, Father Robert Toepfer, Brother William Toepfer, Daughter Deborah Collias and former Husband Chester Dewey Conn.
Betty Jewel Toepfer Conn was born in Lockhart Texas on June 25, 1926. She and grew up in Comfort Texas just north of San Antonio. As a young woman she moved to Houston where she attended and graduated from John H. Reagan Sr. High School.
Betty worked for Celotex Corporation and was awarded Employee of the Year in 1989. She later retired from Celotex Corporation at the age of 68. Betty always loved to be at the beach fishing with her Children, Grandchildren and Husband Donald. She was known for her crab cakes which were always enjoyed by her family and friends. Betty always loved to take long walks along the seashore to look for treasures which she would frequently find. In her later life her illnesses prohibited her from enjoying her walks along the sea shore however, she never stopped longing to be dancing on the beach but now she can.
We all will have great memories of Betty Jewel Conn and she will be missed by all who knew and loved her.