Betty Parsons Diemer Obituary

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Betty Parsons Diemer

July 19, 1920 - March 2, 2014
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Betty Lou Van Pelt, aka Betty Parsons, aka Betty Diemer Passed away March 2, 2014 in Austin, Tx. at the North Austin Medical Center due to complications from an infection. Betty was born July 19, 1920 in Ennis, Texas to Lafayette W. Van Pelt and his wife, Opal Bell Walker. Lafayette was a watchmaker/jeweler there in Ennis. They moved to Harlingen in 1926 where Mom graduated from Harlingen High. They lived there until 1943 when they moved to Austin. She met and married Sager Bernard Parsons and they had three children; Kirby, Susan and Bill. Their early years were spent in Round Rock on Sam Bass Road in a very small house they...
Betty Lou Van Pelt, aka Betty Parsons, aka Betty Diemer
Passed away March 2, 2014 in Austin, Tx. at the North Austin Medical Center due to complications from an infection.

Betty was born July 19, 1920 in Ennis, Texas to Lafayette W. Van Pelt and his wife, Opal Bell Walker. Lafayette was a watchmaker/jeweler there in Ennis. They moved to Harlingen in 1926 where Mom graduated from Harlingen High. They lived there until 1943 when they moved to Austin. She met and married Sager Bernard Parsons and they had three children; Kirby, Susan and Bill. Their early years were spent in Round Rock on Sam Bass Road in a very small house they happily dubbed "The Little Mansion". They move to Austin for a time, then to their ranch west of Georgetown, where they built and sold homes on 5 to 30 acres. Eventually, they moved to Georgetown. Betty became an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star and rose into the State Regional Leadership ranks. After Sager passed away in 1973, Betty moved to Round Rock.

In 1974, Betty decided to obtain her Real Estate Salesperson license, and she joined the Round Rock office of McLester and Grisham, REALTORS. They had six offices in the Austin metro area, and Betty became one of their top agents. For two years in the late 70's, Betty was their Top Company Agent, and was held in high regard by her peers in the industry.

The next chapter in Betty's life was different, yet every bit as interesting. In late 1986, Jan Benton, a fellow REALTOR had her father, Chester Diemer in from California for Thanksgiving. She introduced Betty to Chet and it was literally love at first sight. They married in March of 1988 and Betty moved to join Chet in Ventura, California. They sold the home in Ventura, purchased a 40 ft. Motor Coach and proceeded on a story-book tour of America for the next 8 years – stopping in Austin to visit, when their travels brought them near. They eventually settled in San Antonio, where Chet passed away in 1997. Betty then moved back to Austin to enjoy being close to family and friends.

Betty is survived by son Kirby Parsons and wife Mary; daughter Susan Parsons; son William Parsons and wife Nora; grandson Shawn Parsons and wife Katie; granddaughter Amanda Parsons; grandson Billie Parsons and great grandson Liam.

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