Betty Jean (Dampier) Dolfi

Betty Jean (Dbetty_dolfi_color2ampier) Dolfi, lifelong resident of Galveston County, passed away November 11, 2014.

She was born July 9, 1930 in Galveston, Texas to Fred and Louise Dampier. As a child from age 2 1/2 till 17 she studied and performed dance under the instruction of Miss Leona Mellen. She attended public schools in Galveston, graduating from Ball High School in 1947.

Betty attended college at Texas Women’s University in Denton and the University of Houston at Clear Lake, obtaining the degree of Masters of Science in Reading, Reading Specialist. She was a dedicated teacher and Reading Specialist in Hitchcock for Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Schools and the Hitchcock Independent School District.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her son Gene Dolfi of Houston.

She is survived by her husband, Gino Dolfi of League City, son Glen Dolfi of Austin, daughter and son-in-law Don and Dina Pedersen of League City, son and daughter-in-law Greg and Pollyanna Dolfi of the Woodlands, and grandchildren, Zackary Pedersen, Ashlyn Pedersen, Abrianna Dolfi, and Jayna Dolfi.

The Family will receive friends on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 9am with a Celebration of Life Ceremony at 10am at Crowder Funeral Home, 1645 East Main Street, League City, Texas 77573.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to First Lutheran Church, 2415 Winnie Street, Galveston, Texas 77550.


  1. God’s peace be with you all.
    Grace and Peace,
    Pastor Gary Heath
    Lord of Life

    Gary Heath
  2. Our very sincere sympathy to the entire family in your loss. May God grant you grace, peace and mercy and comfort during this time of sorrow.

    Dr. Keith & Diane Bellamy
  3. “Life is eternal and love is immortal; And death is only a horizon, And a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.”
    May God richly bless you with peace of heart and mind.

    Walter Dampier
  4. My sincere condolences to Betty’s family upon the loss of their wife, mother and grandmother. Betty and I have been friends since our school days in Galveston. We attended college together in Denton and our friendship began again during our 49th and 50th BHS reunions. I enjoyed getting together with her and some of our other friends when we started meeting at the Olive Garden in Texas City after the class reunions were held in Galveston. We enjoyed those meetings so much, and they slowly bloomed into the larger meetings that are held today. I will miss her emails and the fun we had recalling old times spent together in the past. Rest in Peace, dear friend!
    Frances Nelson Koopmann, Austin, Texas, BHS Class of ’47

    Fran Koopmann

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