Services for Betty Lou Evans Tice are pending.
Heaven gained a wonderful woman today. Betty Lou Evans Tice, 91, was the eldest of two children born to Nancy and Arthur Evans. Betty was born on October 23, 1925, spent 86 years of her life in Beaver County Oklahoma, and the remaining five years in Creek County Oklahoma. She left to live with to Jesus on February 3, 2017.
Betty was preceded in death by her mother, Nancy Evans; her father, Arthur Evans; her brother Lee Evans; and her husband Gwynn Tice. She is survived by her two sons Roger and Gary Tice; their spouses Debbie Brian Tice and Paula Zimmerman Tice; five grandchildren, Brett Tice, Tonja Tice Lorenzo, Brian Sager, Brice Sager and Brandy Sager/Tice Felix; their spouses, Melissa Tice, Rob Lorenzo, Amy Sager, Holli Sager, Dent Felix and twelve great grandchildren Paige Lorenzo, Taylor Tice, Hannah Sager, Breyer Tice, Blane Sager, Mason Tice, Piper Lorenzo, Brock Sager, Gavin Sager, Adlee Felix, Kelby Sager and Conley Felix. She is also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews and in-laws.
Betty was a 1943 graduate of Beaver High School. Fellow surviving graduates include Keith Thomas, and
Jeanne Addelman. Betty married Gwynn Tice on October 23, 1943. They were married for 64 years. Gwynn went to be with the Lord on December 21, 2007. They farmed and raised cattle near Balko for those 64 years.
Betty had many talents. As a farmer/ranchers wife, she knew how to manage finances, and how to plan for plenty and for little. She was a wonderful cook and a loving mother. Betty never stopped learning and she never stopped serving. Betty loved our Lord Jesus Christ and raised her children in the admonition of the Lord. She taught Sunday School for 78 years.
As a member of the community, Betty served on the Beaver Historical Society Board, and was an active member of her local Oklahoma Home Demonstration Club and later, the Oklahoma Association for Family and Community Education. Betty worked for the Oklahoma State Department of Agriculture as an enumerator for many years. She had a green thumb. Betty’s flowers and landscaping were known throughout Beaver County. She loved gardening and completed the OSU Master Gardener program at the age of 86.
Betty spent her entire life loving and serving others. She took food to those who were hungry, sick or bereaved. She loved her church, and cared for it’s physical plant with her friend Wyona, Truma, and LaNelle. As a young wife, she played the piano for church. She taught ceramics when the school needed an art teacher. Her artistic sense led her to oil painting. Many of the family enjoy the pictures she painted. She decorated wedding cakes for the children of friends. She made quilts, sewed suits, cut hair. She was one of those women who could do most anything God asked of her and she did it willingly and sacrificially because she loved the Lord and she loved people.
Betty lived with her eldest son, Roger, from 2012 until she passed from this life. During that time, she spent her energy visiting other older people who were homebound members of First Baptist Church Sapulpa. For the four plus years Betty lived in Sapulpa, she visited her homebound friends every week without exception until she could no longer make the visits.
Betty had two angels who loved her and provided watch care over her. Judy Booth was a loving companion and assistant for the last two years of Betty’s life. Sherri Whitehead was a more recent companion. Both women were a blessing to Betty.
If there is one thing Betty wanted everyone to know, it would be to encourage each of us to “…love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself.’" Luke 10:27