Betty Caroline Clark Cryer was born Oct. 17, 1935, in Livingston, Texas, to Carl and Lorrain Clark and passed away July 1, 2008, in Huntsville.

Betty graduated from Livingston High School and then attended Sam Houston State Teachers College; earning her bachelor’s degree in home economics education. She taught school for 39 years with 28 of those years at Huntsville High School.

Preceding her in death were her parents and husband, Jed Cryer Sr., whom she married on May 26, 1956, in Livingston.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jed and Susan Cryer of Huntsville; her two grandchildren, Cody and Kelsey; and her sister and husband, Janis and Ben Ogletree of Livingston and their family.

Betty was a loving, caring person with a heart of gold. Her love for the Lord and her willingness to serve made her a wonderful Christian role model for everyone. She loved her family and her close circle of friends who she hosted most every Friday night for dominoes and cards.

Services will be held Thursday, July 3, 2008, at 2 p.m. at Northside Baptist Church with the Rev. Reagan Cooksey officiating. Interment will follow at Magnolia Cemetery in San Jacinto County.

In lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to the Northside Baptist Church Building Fund at 1207 FM 980, Huntsville, TX 77320.

Those wishing to leave memorial condolences for the family may do so at

Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home