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Betty Bailey Hill

March 6, 1934 - Dec. 30, 2019

Betty Bailey Hill, beloved mother, grandmother and friend, passed into the arms of her Heavenly Father on Dec. 30, 2019 in Boerne, Texas. She was born on March 6, 1934 in Dustin, Oklahoma to Arthur P. Bailey and Onema M. Thomas and spent her childhood in Hanna, Oklahoma. It was there she learned the value of perseverance and hard work, and it was there she learned to love dancing.

She was baptized into the Assembly of God Church and carried her faith with her always.

She married William S. Leming in 1950 in Oklahoma, eventually moving to Bakersfield, California, and she lived there until they divorced.

She moved to Ridgecrest, California in 1970 and worked first as a medical receptionist, then eventually went into car sales where she excelled and was the top sales producer many times.

Never one to sit idle, she began bartending at The Hideaway part-time where she made many friends and even snuck in a dance or two.

After retirement, she spent time between Ridgecrest and her beloved Oklahoma. She volunteered at the Ridgecrest USO and at Muskogee Regional Hospital, and danced several times a week in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

She eventually settled in Boerne, Texas to be closer to her daughter Jan.

She is survived by her sons, Mike Leming (Lori), Steve Leming, and daughters Jan Terry (Ray) and Debbie Dysart (Chris); a brother, Bobby Bailey (Barbara), a sister Phyllis Gann, and sister-in-law Anita Bailey; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Joyce Landeros; sisters, Jeanie Bailey, Teresa Bailey, Judy Lively, and Wanda Kirkendoll; brothers Kenny Bailey, Jackie Bailey, and Dan Bailey and great-grandson Brandon Leming.

Per her wishes, Betty was cremated and her ashes will be buried in Hanna, Oklahoma.

A memorial service will be held on Jan. 25, 2020 at 10 a.m. at Desert Christian Center. A memorial service will also be held at the Hanna Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her name to the Lewy Body Dementia Association at https://www.lbda.org/donate.

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