Betty Lynne Brown Clanton, 87, of Jones Creek, peacefully passed on to start her heavenly journey on January 13, 2024, in her childhood home surrounded by both loved ones and her sweet and loyal dog ''Little Man''.
Betty was born on October 17, 1936, to Oscar Valentine Brown and Eileen Helen (Urwin) Brown in Rosenberg, Texas. Betty was a proud Brazosport High School alum who went on to get her associate degree from Brazosport College in Accounting. After a brief stint working at U of H helping students know what they needed to graduate, she began working as a Secretary at Dow Chemical where she would eventually retire from as an Executive Secretary after a long 29-year tenure.
Her professional accomplishments, accompanied by her impeccable work ethic, were something to be admired, but her true passions lied in the relationships with her family and friends.
As the eldest of three sisters, she helped take on the role as the glue of the family, keeping close relationships with her children, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and every extension beyond that (and surprisingly remembered and reminded us of every family member's birthday nearly until the end of her life). Her devotion was the brightest towards raising her three sons (and eventually her eldest granddaughter) as a full-time working single mother who made sure they never went without and funded each of their college/technical schools.
Her time spent at Dow Chemical, Brazosport High School, and as a faithful charter member of Jones Creek Baptist Church, brought friendships she nurtured and proved her to also be a steadfast and loving friend to many. Regularly bringing fellow alums together through her leadership in the BHS Class Reunions, volunteering for anything at the church from Go-Getters lunches to Vacation Bible School to providing meals, and keeping in touch with several close friends from Dow, her time was filled being around those she dearly loved.
In between cultivating community in her life, she spent time nurturing her love for travel by exploring the world. Traveling to places like Germany, France, England, Sweden, Italy, Scotland, Belgium, Netherlands, Canada, Mexico, Cozumel, Honduras, and all over the United States by cars, planes, trains, and cruise ships. Her other hobbies included building an extensive coin collection, film photography, and an intense love for knowing her roots through genealogy, where she had successfully tracked down distant family members and learned of some surprising and funny family secrets.
Betty is survived by her three sons Dalton Lloyd Clanton, Dixie Neil Clanton, and Zane Alan Clanton, two grandchildren, Deborah Clanton and Christian Clanton, and great-grandchild Adileia Clanton. She is also survived by her sisters Laurie (Brown) Vaughan and Eileen (Brown) Gilliam, as well as a multitude of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Eileen and Oscar Brown, her son Roger Clanton, her granddaughter Anna Clanton, and her nephew Marcus Vaughan. As well as roughly 30 pets including dogs, cats, geese, pigs and more who also received her unending love throughout her life.
A visitation will be held on Friday, January 19 from 11:00am-12:00pm at Jones Creek Baptist Church, 7334 TX-36, Jones Creek, TX, where a funeral service will follow at 12:00pm. Interment will be held at Gulf Prairie Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Casey Williams, Dylan Williams, John Kitchens, Mark Kitchens, Dawson Williams, and Christian Clanton. Honorary Pallbearers will be Dalton Clanton and Zane Clanton.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the local SPCA of Brazoria County in her name.
Lake Jackson, TX
Saturday, January 20, 2024
I was so sorry to just read about Betty's passing. My condolences to to the family. Hugs to Eileen
Lawrence Brown, Jr.
El Campo, TX
Saturday, January 20, 2024
Dear Betty Lynn family, cousins,
I heard about her passing this morning, 1.20.2024. I am sorry for your loss, God has a plan and we have to go with what he does, trust in Him, she is at peace in heaven with Him. My father, Lawrence Brown, was her uncle. She would come to El Campo and visit and I would visit with her at the Johnson reunions, she was always a joy to visit with and learn some family history from. May God be with you and grant you peace.
Lawrence Gus Brown, Jr.