Betty Simpson was born January 8, 1940, in Boswell Oklahoma to Homer and Fay Davis. the ninth of eleven children. She moved to Texas as a small child and graduated from Matador High School in 1959. After attending Draughn’s Business School she married Billy Paul Simpson on March 4th, 1960. They began farming and ranching in Northfield where she still resided.
Always a hard worker, she took great pride in cooking for the many cowboys that sat at her lunch table. She had no fear of pulling trailers of cotton up steep hills to get to the gin. For the past 23 years Betty worked for the USDA “hunting down farmers”, as she called it, doing farm census reports. She met people all over the panhandle of Texas that she called friends.
Betty was passionate about supporting the things she believed in. Two of those were the Northfield Cemetery and the Motley County Citizens. She spent countless hours working to make those two places beautiful and successful.
Betty loved her family. She cherished her 10 siblings and their families, making sure that family reunions were ongoing. Her house was full of nieces and nephews every summer. Often what she called “city kids” that needed a dose of country.
She and Billy Paul loved spending time in their RV and passed that love on to their children, visiting campgrounds and parks across the US.
Being Nanny was her greatest joy. She was never too busy or too far away to drop everything when her grandchildren needed or wanted her. She loved attending all their activities as children and visiting their homes as adults. She absolutely adored the 6 little great grandchildren and enjoyed using her sewing talent to create beautiful things for them. She’s spent the past two months sitting at little league games cheering on her little guy.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Billy Paul and 9 of her siblings.
Betty is survived by her children Warren and Tanya Multer of Matador, grandchildren Cory and Korie Multer of Whiteflat, Amy and Anthony Hoelscher of St. Lawrence and Katy Multer and Chris Simmons of Littlefield. Her very special great grand blessings are Kane, Cael and Khris Multer; Noah and Micah Hoelscher and Molly Simmons. She is also survived her special brother Kenneth Davis and wife Donell of Whitedeer and many nieces, nephews and extended family members.