Bette C. Sutton

The Sentinel-Record - - OBITUARIES -

Bette C. Sutton, age 95, of Hot Springs, died Sun­day, Dec.

23, 2018.

She was born on Feb. 19, 1923, in Sacra­mento, Calif., the daugh­ter of Claude Swan and Cleo Over­street Swan. On June 19,

1949, she mar­ried War­ren Sutton and they lived hap­pily together for 52 years un­til his death in 2001. She was also pre­ceded in death by her par­ents and her sis­ter, Claudett Swan.

She grad­u­ated from high school in 1940 and started work­ing for North­west­ern Bell Tele­phone Com­pany as an op­er­a­tor. She was later pro­moted to the en­gi­neer­ing de­part­ment and re­tired af­ter more than 35 years of ser­vice.

In 1977, af­ter vis­it­ing Hot Springs and stay­ing in Wa­caster’s Shady Hills Trailer Park, Bette and War­ren moved to Hot Springs and pur­chased the trailer park. That is when she joined the Wa­caster fam­ily. Bette and Betty W. be­came best friends and did ev­ery­thing together un­til Betty’s death in 2011. She looked for­ward to their Fri­day night card games and trips that they made together in their travel trail­ers. They even drove all the way to Mex­ico City, Mex­ico, pulling their trail­ers.

Bette was a long-time mem­ber of First Chris­tian Church where she served as a dea­con, served in many other ca­pac­i­ties in the church, and sang in the choir for 50 years. She dearly loved all of her dogs and treated them like her chil­dren. Bette al­ways had a big smile for any­one who came to see her.

She is sur­vived by her nephew, Mike Simpson (Pam), of Va­cav­ille, Calif.; her dear friend, Driz North­cutt, of Hot Springs; her adopted fam­ily, Linda Priddy (Noel), Su­san Ful­ton (Greg), Sherri Holmes (Tim), Blayne Catlett (Ni­cole), all of Hot Springs, and Bren­nan Catlett (Chelsea), of Con­way; and many kids who called her Aunt Bette.

A grave­side memo­rial ser­vice will be held at 2:30 p.m. to­day in Memo­rial Gar­dens Ceme­tery with the Rev. Don Hub­bard of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Ar­range­ments are un­der the di­rec­tion of Davis-Smith Fu­neral Home, Hot Springs.

The fam­ily of Bette would like to thank Qua­paw Care and Re­hab for her ex­cel­lent care and a special thank you to Vickie Rags­dale (CNA) who loved her like we did.

Memo­ri­als may be made to First Chris­tian Church in mem­ory of Bette C. Sutton.

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