Obituary for Betty Vise

Obituary for Betty Vise

Betty Jean Vise of Howe was born Nov. 27, 1938 in Lone Pine to Percy Vardman and Lois Inez (Williams) Ray and passed away May 3, 2024 in Fort Smith, Arkansas at the age of 85.

Memorial service is 2 p.m. Wednesday at Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener, with Brother Ken Breeding officiating. Burial of cremains will be later in Ellis Chapel in Wister. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener.

She was a long-time resident of the area and a homemaker. Betty loved spending time with her family and friends, fishing, cooking, gardening and canning. She will be deeply missed.

She is survived by three sons Michael James Vise of Howe, Terry Lynn Vise and wife Linda of Spiro and Larry Gene Vise and wife Tomi of Monroe;

One sister, Pearl Blevins, of Heavener;

Two brothers Leonard Leon Ray of Howe, James Terry Ray and wife Connie of the Lovings community;

Four grandchildren Thomas Vise and wife Whitney of Wister, Miranda Sevenstar and husband Erik of Howe, Hunter Vise and Lilly of Post Mountain, and Krystal Dodd and husband Tony of Howe;

10 great-grandchildren Tristan, Brynlee, Rylee, Emberlee, and Jaxon Vise, Lucas and Savanna Sevenstar, Ruger, Peyton and Teagan Dodd;

And numerous nieces, nephews, other loved ones and host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Percy Vardman and Lois Inez Ray; Hebert James Vise, father of her three sons; two brothers Howard Wayne Ray and Alton Deemer Ray; two sisters Susie Ray and Maxine Cagle; and three brothers-in-law Ben Thompson, Jay Cagle and Bill Blevins.

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Craig Hall
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