Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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February 19, 2014

Betsy Lee Hodges

KEMAH, Texas — KEMAH, Texas - Betsy Lee Hodges, resident of Kemah, Texas passed away on February 13, 2014 at the age of 79 at her house on the lake, surrounded by her family members.

She was born as Betsy Lee Robinette on May 9, 1934 in Rock, W.Va. She attended Spanishburg HIgh School, where she met the love of her life, Hollie Hodges. After graduating in 1952 they married and moved to Key West. Throughout their 61 years marriage they lived in several locations including Pasadena, Albuquerque, Morgantown, and Knoxville, before returning to the Houston area in the 1980's where she enjoyed the highlight of her professional career, working for NASA at the Johnson Space Center. She retired in 2001.

She loved her family, friends, shopping with her granddaughters, playing games, watching the Houston Rockets, 4th of July parties, Christmas, and traveling. She traveled extensively throughout the world to locations including Rome, Moscow, Istanbul, London, and Paris. She liked to read biographies of inspirational people, not ever realizing what an inspiration she was to her family and friends. We will not say goodbye. That would be impossible, because she will always be with us.

She is survived by her husband, Hollie; daughter, Sherry and her husband, Don; son Steve; sister, Lillian; brothers, Fred, Elsworth and Bobby; grandchildren, Donny and his wife, Leslie, Jon and his wife, Britney, Kim, Megan and Katie; sister-in-law, Betty Meadows; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at Roselawn Funeral Home and Cemetery in Princeton, W.Va. on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Visitation for family and friends from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Officiating will be Pastor Casper Dalton. Burial will be at Roselawn Mausoleum.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at Clear Lake United Methodist in Houston,Texas on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the KiMe Fund, focused on finding a cure for Parkinson's:

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund

P.O. Box 770001

Cincinnati, OH 45277-0053

KiMe Fund - Giving Account No.1039334 or to:

Hospice Care Team, Inc.

To leave online condolences with the family, please visit

Services entrusted to Roselawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, Princeton, W.Va.

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