Betty Lou Felts, 90, a dedicated mother of 6 children, peacefully passed away at her home with her loving husband Al by her side on September 24, 2021. Betty, a resident of Pearland, was born in Dallas, Texas on October 10, 1930.
Betty became involved with the Boy Scouts in 1987 and was the first woman to receive the Distinguished Commissioner Award of the Bay Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. She stayed active with the Boy Scouts throughout the rest of her life. In 1993, after 30 years of service, Betty retired from APS then began a second career as a real estate agent. Betty, with her husband Al, were members of the Elks Lodge for 20 years. She was the Elks Sweetheart in 1995, held the offices of Chaplin and Treasurer for her lodge, and was awarded the Elks Distinguished Citizenship Award in 2007 from the Elks Grand Lodge.
At family gatherings, Betty would sing old songs including “Ain’t she Sweet” and “Five Foot Two, Eyes are Blue” with her daughters Linda, Vickie and Julie. Through the years Betty became the family’s official birthday cake maker with her deliciously rich chocolate cake with chocolate chips and fudge icing and her traditional Christmas Jello Cake
Betty had a generous heart and used a love of shopping to provide birthday and Christmas gifts for all those who crossed her doorstep.
Betty leaves behind her husband of 56 years, Albert C. Felts and children Fred Davilla and wife Yvonne; Linda Almaguer and husband Tony (deceased); Vickie Balestrine; Julie Baker; and Thomas Davilla and wife Unchalee. Betty was also blessed with nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. She is predeceased by her parents Clementina and Fred V. Smith; siblings Clementine Capers and Richard Smith; and son Jacob Felts.
There will be a visitation Wednesday, September 29, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. with a service to begin at 12 p.m. in the chapel of Crowder Funeral Home in Pearland. Burial to follow at Brookside Memorial Park Cemetery in Houston.
Pallbearers will be provided by the Boy Scouts of America.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations can be made to the church in which Betty attended, Calvary Baptist Church Pearland; 3302 County Rd. 89, Pearland, TX 77584.