Bela Jo Clark Britton, 90, a 27 year resident of Santa Fe, Texas, passed away May 22, 2015 in Hitchcock, Texas. She was born June 5, 1924 in Stonewall, Oklahoma to parents Roy Chapman and Pauline Ozella Clark. Bela was a homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution “George Washington Chapter,” a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church and a volunteer with H I S Ministries. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Chester James Britton.
Bela is survived by her four children, James Britton & wife LaRetta, Sherry Cowan & husband, Austin, Don Britton and Cindy Acree, as well as nine grandchildren and four great- grandchildren. Bela loved being on the water and enjoyed many years of boating on the Ohio River and the Texas Gulf Coast. She enjoyed genealogical research and was proud of her roots that connected her to Gen. George Rogers Clark, of Revolutionary War fame, and William Clark, courageous member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. She will be remembered for her fun-loving, witty and spunky personality. She had a great sense of humor and loved being around people. A celebration service will be held in her honor Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 11:00 am at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 13217 FM 1764, Santa Fe, Texas 77510. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter, 6055 South Loop East, Houston, Texas 77087-1005.