Betty Jo Christian


(March 6, 1932 – August 16, 2020)

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Betty Jo Hicks Christian, born March 6, 1933 in Hico, Texas to parents LA and Clarice (Keller) Hicks, passed away in Hico, Texas on August 16, 2020 at age 87. Betty, also known as “Betty Jo”, “Mother”, and “Ya Ya”, enjoyed her family and friends and extended family, and attending her children’s and grandchildren’s sporting, singing, theatrical and stock show events. Betty was a leader of ladies Bible classes and retreats, enjoyed singing and playing the piano, serving the Lord and being of service to others. After graduating from Hico High School, Betty worked in the medical field as a surgical nurse, LVN, and MRT. Betty retired after 52 years of service as Director of the lab at the Hico Clinic.

Preceding Betty in death are her parents, husband R.C. “Sonny” Christian, Jr., sons Jan Roy Christian and Randy Joe Christian, and brothers Eugene Hicks and Cecil Hicks.

Surviving Betty are sons Michael Christian and wife Barbara, and Barry Christian and wife Paula, and daughter Susan Christian and partner Laura Spanjian. Betty is also survived by one brother, Mack Hicks and wife Gale, and by 11 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Betty Jo Christian Scholarship Fund c/o Hico ISD, Attn: Sherry Schane, P.O. Box 218, Hico, TX, 76457. Please reference: Betty Jo Christian Scholarship on your correspondence.

Graveside Service 6pm, Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at Clairette Cemetery, Clairette, Texas.

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