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Bette Jane Black, 77, passed away August 18, 2022, in Weatherford, TX. A memorial service will be held at 2:00PM, Thursday, September 1, 2022, at Waco Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel, 6623 S IH 35, Waco, TX. She was born April 1, 1945, in Waco, TX to Burman and Minnie Claire Black. She grew up in Waco and graduated from Richfield High in Waco, and she received a voice scholarship and attended Sam Houston State University. She was very active singing in the choir at Austin Avenue Methodist Church.
Bette married Lynn Douglas in 1963 in Waco, and they were happily married for 19 years, and they had 3 children Greg, Cissy, and Todd. She was active in the Wimberley community and was one of the founding members of the Wimberley Methodist Church, where she was able to help get the land, building materials, and all construction costs donated for what is now the current site of the Wimberley Methodist Church.
She later married Dan Gouge, whom had 5 children of his own and she loved each one of them as her own. They divorced after 20 years of marriage but remained the very best of friends the remainder of her life.
Over Bette’s lifetime, she enjoyed many different things like fishing, horseback riding, reading a good book, gardening and growing her flowers. She sold real estate and insurance for many years, owned a t-shirt shop, an arcade, and an antique store. She was also involved in The Wimberly Players theatrical group and the Wimberley Community Chorus where she enjoyed singing. She enjoyed participating in both groups for many years. She later found her niche alongside her husband Dan, creating a line of exquisite jewelry, western furniture and accessories, rustic crosses and many other unique items. This led her to her absolute love of selling her merchandise at numerous flea markets and craft shows and hanging out with a special group of friends she met while doing these shows over the years.
Bette was preceded in death by her parents, Burman and Minnie Claire Black; brother, Jerry Black; and grandson, Jason McMahon.
Bette is survived by her children, Greg Douglas and wife, Amy of Rio Vista, Cissy McMahon and Kevin Linder of Red Rock, and Todd Douglas and wife, Carrie of Weatherford; stepchildren, Darren, April, Adam, Crystal, and Cary; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Should friends and family desire, memorial donations may be made to The Wimberley Players/Emily Ann Theatre 450 Old Kyle Rd. Wimberley, TX 78676. Condolences may be left on Bette Blacks Facebook page for family and friends to view over time.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Weatherford Healthcare, Solaris Hospice and Waco Memorial Funeral Home and Cemeteries.
Thursday, September 1, 2022
Starts at 2:00pm (Central time)
Waco Memorial Mausoleum Chapel
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