Bette Hatman-Best

Bette Hatman-Best, 60 of Onalaska, Texas passed away surrounded by her family on Saturday, January 15, 2022, in Webster, Texas.

Bette was born May 24, 1961, in Texas City, Texas, the daughter of William Bryan Hatman and Bette Mae Cuyos-Hatman. Bette was raised in Texas City, attended Texas City Schools. She was a former auditor for Washington Mutual Company, Entex, and First Bank of La Marque. She is preceded in death by her parents.

Bette is survived by her husband, Bob Best of Onalaska, Texas; three daughters and sons-in-law, Mikki Lynn Strother (Luis Heredia) of Dallas, Texas, Tonja Monique Watson (Mike) of Conroe, Texas, Jessica Nicole Martinez ( Randy) of Hallsville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael Isaac Best (Erika-Michelle) of Dickinson, Texas, and Stephen Michael Casalini (Christina) of Cypress, Texas, also three sisters and brothers-in-law, Connie Ann Place (Dana) of Onalaska, Texas, Tracey Lynn Guzman (Juan) of League City, Texas, Natalie Hatman of Texas City, Texas, one brother, William Hatman II of Texas City, Texas. Bette has ten grandchildren, Maegan Strother, Amellia Lafferty, Luis Heredia II, Jayce Martinez, Jared Martinez, Nalah Best, Jalyssa Martinez, Micah Best, Vincent Casalini, Lukah Best, and one great-granddaughter Leia Lafferty.

Bette will have a visitation on Thursday, January 20, 2022, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 21, 2022, in the Chapel of the James Crowder Funeral Home, 401 Texas Ave. La Marque, Texas with Pastor Randy Cripps, officiating.  Entombment will follow at Forest Park East Mausoleum at 21620 Gulf Fwy, Webster, Texas.


  1. I can not accurately express my sorrow and condolences for the family of this beautiful soul. Dingy was a unique lady, full of fun loving escapades and love for her family. You will be dearly missed my friend. I love you.

    Cheryl Smith-Gray
  2. Her laugh was contagious. The one liners were never ending. She loved with her whole heart. She rooted for the underdog. The world was a better place with her in it. She always ended the conversation with “I love you baby”. She will be in my heart forever.

    Danesha Alan
  3. My condolences to the family and her husband Bob, you were such a wonderful woman and friend. You brought joy and happiness to all of those that were lucky enough to be in your presence. I love you BIG!!

    Michelle Patton
  4. Wow, what a shock. Bette was so full of life and had a smile for everyone. I’ve known her for over 40 years. Such a special lady. Rest in peace my dear friend, I’ll see you on the other side.

    Brad Senter
  5. My Dearest Lifelong Friend, Thank you for so many memories & laughter in happy times & sad.
    You are so loved by me & so many. You gave a heck of a fight but God saw fit to give you your wings and set you free.
    I will miss & love you forever, Dingy 💞

  6. Though I only knew Mrs. Bette a short while, she has forever made an impact on my life. A beautiful lady, inside and out. Rest In Peace.

    Beth Brewer
  7. Words can’t even describe about my friend “Dingy”. She was so full of Life, Love and Laughter. She Loved to play Bunko! Dingy Loved her family, grandkids and yes of Course Bob!! We’ve been childhood friends since? (I can’t remember how long, cuz my brain might be on vacation right now!).

    My sincere condolences to Bob and her large family and of course her sister (Connie). My heart is full of love and prayers for all,
    Keep me a seat Dingy I’ll see you on the other side!

    Love you Dingy
    Linda and Jim Martin

    Linda Martin
  8. I don’t even no where to start.. Dingy you were such a sweet, loving & caring person! My heart is broken & I am going to miss you immensely but so blessed to have so many memories of us since we were very young! You fought a hard fight but God needed you more. I am blessed to have known you & have you in my life!! I have sat and watched the video of you a 100 times saying “I’m back!” I Love You Dingy!

    Love, Mel
  9. If we took a vote on who of us, of the whole clan,
    Was the sweetest, the most gentle, I wonder
    Who would come in 2nd place to Dingy.

    Anthony Haney
  10. My sweet Ms. Bette. It amazes me how quickly you and your family stole my heart. Getting to know you will always be such an incredible blessing. It saddens me to know you aren’t with us anymore, but my heart smiles knowing you are up there hanging out with your mom probably laughing at something funny Mr. Bob is saying or doing! Thank you for the wonderful memories and good laughs you’ve given me in such a short time and thank you for always staying strong.

    Love you Dingy❤️


    Marie Bailey
  11. Remembering days gone by, playing hide-n-seek and freeze tag at Aunt Nunnah’s, climbing the mulberry tree at Grandmother’s, seems like yesterday. Thinking of and praying for your family. Love you cuz 💕

    Laura Wilder

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