Betty Sweitzer passed away on August 27th, 2016. She was 88 years old. She was born on November 1st, 1927 in Fort Worth, Texas. Her parents were Jasper Young Parker and mother Lillie Etta (Hyde) Parker. She was a graduate of Polytechnic High School in Fort Worth, Texas, Texas Wesleyan University where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree and Texas Christian University where she received a Master’s Degree in Education. Betty was an art major and taught elementary education in Fort Worth, Youngstown Ohio, Orlando Florida, Athens Alabama, Huntsville Alabama and Pasadena, Texas. She loved to teach.
She was married to David Livingston Sweitzer and they were married for 45 years before he passed. They had 2 children John and Cindy. Betty served in many different organizations and was a member of the Stars and Stripes Ukulele Band, and UBC quilting group. She also loved missions and had volunteered at the West End Mission. She served as a Sunday school teacher and also served on the first building committee for University Baptist Church, Houston. She also sang in the choir at many different churches. She traveled on Mission Projects to Australia, Brazil, and made many trips with the Navajo Mission team. She was also a Member of the Council (MAC) Mainland Advisory to the Hawaiian Baptist Academy. In addition she was a member of the Daughters of American Revolution (DAR) Fort Worth Six Flags Chapter. She loved to travel and had been to Europe, Alaska, and the Holy Land.
She is preceded in death by her father J.Y. Parker, mother Lilly Parker, Brother Billy Parker, sister Mary Jean Knight, daughter Cynthia Ann Sweitzer and grandson Daniel Witt. Survivors include John Michael Sweitzer, son, Genelle F. Sweitzer, Daughter in Law, grandson Michael P. Sweitzer, and grandson Adam D. Witt of Seattle, Sister in- Law Dorothy E. Parker of Fort Worth. She also leaves behind many nephews and nieces and other friends and relatives.
The family will receive friends from 6 t0 8pm, Monday, August 29 at Crowder Funeral Home in Webster. A memorial service will be held at 4pm on Tuesday, August 30, at University Baptist Church, 16106 Middle Brook Dr. Houston, 77059.
She will be laid to rest at Forest Park Cemetery.
In Lieu of Flowers please consider a gift to UBC Navajo Mission Team, Gideon’s International, or American Heart Association.