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Bettye Jean (Hill) Fountano
April 6, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Bettye Jean Fountano passed away on April 6, 2023 in Selma, Texas.
She was born Bettye Jean Hill (known as Jean by family members) in San Antonio, Texas on December 17, 1932. She was the oldest child of Inez and Monroe Hill. Bettye grew up surrounded by family and friends on the south side of San Antonio, known as South San. She was the big sister to one brother, Maurice, with whom she shared a very close relationship until her death.
She attended and graduated from St. Peter Claver Academy, where she was an active student and a cheerleader. It was a place and time that she treasured and where she established friendships that would last a lifetime.
The majority of her work life was spent working at Frost Bros. department store in various capacities, but her true life’s work was devoted to her three children, Cheryl, Keith, and Bridget. She couldn’t have been a prouder mother and grandmother who taught “her kids” what she knew and gave them everything she had for their wellbeing.
All who knew her can attest to her outgoing personality, and her sense of humor. She was a “social butterfly” throughout her life, even during her final years at the care facility where she was beloved by her caretakers. And, while she admitted to having a long memory, her forgiving spirit was more than generous.
She was a long-time parishioner of St. Gerard Catholic Church.
Bettye is survived by her children, Cheryl Horn, Keith Dunn and Bridget Mitchell (Larry Mitchell); grandchildren, Dustin Mitchell, Aaron Sanders, and Quincy Boyd (Gerald Boyd); great grandchildren Leah Sanders, Harper Boyd, and Logan Boyd; brother Maurice Hill; and a host of cherished family and treasured friends. She was predeceased in death by her parents, husband Johnny Fountano, and former husbands Charles Winn, and George Dunn.