Betty Jo (Thompson) Yeager or affectionately called “Mama” was born February 24, 1932, in Utopia, Texas. She entered into rest on December 12, 2020, at the age of 88 in her childhood home. Betty moved with her family to Ozona in 1943, where she completed high school in 1949. Then she attended Sul Ross University, where she met and married Gene Albert Yeager on June 30, 1950. After Gene completed his time in the service, he went on to earn his degree from Texas A&M University. Betty worked as a secretary for three of Gene’s professors and always got a kick out of earning her P.H.T. degree (Putting Hubby Through).
Betty was a member of the Baptist Church in Utopia, where any time good Christian music was playing you could find her on the front row. She was a friend to everyone who knew her. She was a high school volleyball player, bowler in the women’s league in Forney, Texas, and an avid Texas A&M and Spurs sports fan. Betty loved her family and was especially active in the lives of her grandsons.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Curly and Pearl (Norman) Thompson, brother Bud Thompson and husband Gene Yeager. Betty is survived by her son Dennis and wife Jan, grandsons Jason and Todd, Todd’s wife Ryan and great grandsons Griffin and Oliver.