Betty was born April 27, 1927 in Houston, Missouri and spent most of her life in Houston raising her family and running a successful business. She opened Betty’s Beauty Salon on Grand Avenue near Evan’s Funeral Home in 1955. In 1961 she built a new, larger salon on Chestnut Street. She has been a member of hair styling organizations and competed in contests throughout the years including Texas County Cosmetologists Association and The Missouri State Hair Fashion Committee.
Betty’s greatest joy was her children and grandchildren. She volunteered as a leader in Scouting and 4-H. She was one of the creators of the Children’s Choir at the First United Methodist Church in the 60’s and 70’s. Betty loved family gatherings and spending time with each family member individually. She also loved gardening and bird watching. She fed many native Missouri varieties of birds from her feeders and could identify each of their calls.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents; Elmer and Carrie Frederick, and an infant son, William.
She is survived by her three children; Robyn Harlan and husband, Bob of Yuba City, California, Tom Dunn and wife, DeeDee of Houston, Missouri; and Melissa Dunn of Houston, Missouri. She has three grandchildren; Scott Harlan of Irvine, California, and Kevin and Caroline Dunn of Houston, Missouri.
Funeral Services will be at 11AM Monday, April 23, 2021 at the First United Methodist Church of Houston with Pastor Beth Duckworth officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Lawn Cemetery.
The family respectfully requests that contributions be made to Texas County Library, in her honor in lieu of floral arrangements.