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Betty Jo Thompson

June 16, 1943 — May 28, 2024

Santa Fe, Texas

Betty Jo Thompson

Betty Jo Thompson, 80, passed away peacefully at HCA Houston Healthcare Mainland on Tuesday, May 28, 2024. 


Betty was born June 16, 1943 in Houston, Texas to James La Ross Schreiner and Betty Jean Wright. She has been a resident of Santa Fe for 60 years and raised her 5 children there as well. She was well known for managing a laundromat for 20 years. During her free time, she was either at the ballpark or playing her favorite card games, pyramid Solitaire was her favorite. She was married to Harry Thompson for 35 years.

Betty was a loving and caring person, a devoted wife, mother, and friend. She was always thinking of others first "To know her was to love her." She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be 

so he put his arms around you and 


"Come to me"

With tearful eyes we watched you

and saw you pass away

and although we love you dearly

we could not make you stay.

A golden heart stopped beating

hard working hands at rest.

God broke our hearts to prove to us 

He only takes the best.

She is preceded in death by her parents James and Betty Schreiner, her husband Harry Thompson, and son Paul Vasquez


Survivors include her children, Bobby Vasquez, Tony Purcell and wife Allyson, Jo Anne Pearson and husband Kenny, Bea Vasquez and Lois Vasquez; grandchildren, Allison Tucker and husband Mark, Josh Pearson and wife Ashley, Brandon Pearson, Ricky Purcell, Kayla Holden and husband Logan, Ashley Vasquez, Carlee Langley and husband CJ and great grandchildren, Brayson Tucker, Cole Tucker and Asher Langley.


Visitation will be held 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Thursday, June 6, 2024 at Emken - Linton Funeral Home in Texas City. Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 7, 2024 at Emken- Linton Funeral Home. A burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Logan Holden, CJ Langley, Brandon Pearson, Joshua Pearson, Ricky Purcell and Mark Tucker. 

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