Betty Jane Hammontree Klodginski
Betty Jane Hammontree Klodginski
  • July 26, 1923 - July 29, 2017
  • Houston, Texas

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Mrs. Betty Jane Hammontree Klodginski, 94, passed in peace Saturday, July 29, 2017 in her home. She was born on July 26, 1923 in Crystal, MI to Earl and Hazel Rolfe Hammontree.

Betty married Richard Klodginski in 1943 and after the birth of their first child she moved to Texas, sight unseen. When asked years later about taking the train from Michigan to Texas and whether she was scared to set out into the unknown, Betty replied "Oh no, I thought it was exciting!"

She was preceded in passing by her daughter Patricia Morris; son Richard Klodginski Jr.; sisters Paula McCallum, Frances Joan Husted and brother Earl Roger Hammontree.

Betty is survived by her husband of over 74 years, Richard Klodginski; sisters Mary Henning, Bonnie Flint and Gail Byers of Crystal, MI; daughters Kathy (Dick) Chronister, Judy Klodginski, and Mary (Darren) Menn; sons Gene (Diana) Klodginski and Alan (Amy) Klodginski; grandchildren Terri Burnette, Liz Klodginski (Pete) Storm, Mike & Robert Klodginski, Rachel (Dan) Reed, Jeremy & Joseph Klodginski, Cody & Krista Menn; and great-grandchildren Nicholas, Leah, Benjamin, Abigail, & Oliver Burnette; Lyla, Victor, & Cliff Storm; Julia & Jonas Reed and Lorelei Mayer.

Betty was an active member of St. Jerome's Catholic Church and the local chapter of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. She was beloved by her family, friends, and anyone lucky enough to try a piece of one of her signature pies.

Betty lived her life as a devotion to God, community, and family and she leaves behind a legacy of love, humor, and a life well-lived.

Visitation and rosary will be held on Thursday Aug. 3rd from 5-6:30 pm at Earthman's Funeral Home at 8303 Katy Fwy, 77024. Funeral mass will be held at 11:30 am on Friday Aug. 4th at St. Jerome's Catholic Church, 8825 Kempwood Dr, 77080. A lunch reception will follow as an opportunity to share food and stories in remembrance and celebration of Betty's life.