Bettye Wine

Bettye Mae Wine
June 22, 1943 – October 8, 2017

Bettye Powers Wine, 74, of Hilltop Lakes, TX passed away October 8, 2017 in her home surrounded by her family. Services will be held at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan, TX. Visitation is on October 12, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 pm. Services will be on October 13, 2017 at 11:00 am with a visitation starting at 10:00 am. Memorial donations may be made to Encompass Hospice and/or American Heart Association.

Bettye was born to Miles Powers and Beryl (Wallace) Powers on June 22, 1943 in the Township of Oxford, PA. She grew up on the historic Indian Spring Farms in Darlington, MD. In her senior year of high school she met a solider, Henry L Wine, who became the love of her life for the 56 years of their marriage. The pride of her life was her dog, Jake, her children Sandra Ondruch of Hilltop Lakes, TX, Ronald Wine, wife Deirdra of Katy, TX and Donald Wine Sr, wife Dr. Mary Wine of Houston, her 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandsons. Her sister Bobbie Jean (Sue) Thomas of Montgomery Village, MD, brother Bradley Powers, wife Shari of Carrollton, GA and her 3 nephews, 1 niece, 2 great-nephews and 1 great-niece.

Bettye was a published poet in the Library of Congress and had won several awards for her photography of churches.

Bettye is preceded in death by her parents Miles and Beryl Powers and her sister Carol.

Pallbearers are her grandsons A.J. McConnell, Jared Wine, Justin Graham, James Vletas, Trace Wine and her cousin Jason Ponzio.

The family would like to acknowledge Dr. Richard Morgan, Dr. Charles Schultz, Dr. Linda Price, Encompass Hospice and Callaway-Jones for the great and compassionate care of my wife and our mother.


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  1. Condolences to Henry L. Wine, Sandra Ondruch, Donald and Tina Wine, Ronnie and Deidre Wine, Bettye and Henry’s grandchildren, great grandchildren, sister Sue Thomas and brother and sister-in-law, Brad and Shari Powers, and a host of cousins and friends. Bettye was a special lady and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. I will especially miss our daily phone conversations but thank God you are no longer suffering. Rest in peace my dear sister.

  2. My deepest condolences to you Sandy and your family may you find comfort in knowing she is at peace.
    . Cynthia Young
    and family

  3. God knew what he was doing when he made Bettye. While she broke the mold in so many ways, she will be best remembered for her outgoing personality and great sense of humor. As her little brother, I always liked shadowing her mainly because of all the older girls she brought home. Seriously, though, Henry, Sandy, Donnie and Ronnie and your respective families, may God’s ever present grace and Jesus’ overwhelming love give you peace and comfort during this time of sorrow. Rest in the assurance that as Jesus rose from the grave, Bettye is with Him in a new form that is beyond the constraints of this world.

  4. I have the fondest memories of Bettye during our trips to Maryland and her trips to North Carolina when we were all much younger. And the stories she’d share!!! She was the catalyst who inspired me to grasp life’s adventures upon my high school graduation–I remember vividly prior to going to sleep on our couch she and I had a lengthy conversation. The last time I saw her at Indian Springs she was so friendly, compassionate, complimentary and welcoming to Debbie (my wife) and Catherine (my daughter). Mom always regarded her relationship with all her nieces and nephews more as a sister than an aunt. She looked forward with great anticipation to phone calls and visits, especially during the later years before her death and Bettye certainly kept her entertained during her calls. I always told her I was going to surprise her and show up in Texas one day for a visit. Over the years trips had to be cancelled due to weather, illnesses, accidents and life circumstances and I never made it for my visit. The last time I spoke to Bettye her voice was weak but she still had a love for life. My sympathies extend to the entire family during this time, she was so proud of all of you and loved you as only a mother can. I would like to share a quote by Rose Kennedy that I grew to appreciate after the passing of Mom and Dad and my hope is that it will also comfort everyone in Bettye’s family. “It has been said that time heals all wounds. I don’t agree. The wounds remain. Time – the mind, protecting its sanity – covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone.” Henry, Sandy, Ronnie and Donnie I apologize, but due to back issues I am unable to travel to Texas to support and visit with you during this time but know that I’ll be thinking of all of you and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Brad, Shari, and Scott, Thurman and I offer our condolences for the loss of your dear sister. We know how deeply you loved her, and how hard to know that she has begun another journey from this life of pain and suffering, to a new home with our Lord. She is at peace now and will live forever in Heaven. Your precious memories will sustain you forever and ever. Love you guys.

  6. She was a beautiful soul. I will always remember her infectious smile. Even though you know she is resting with Jesus and her family, it will still be painful for all of you to learn to live without her. I pray that God will comfort you in your time of sorrow.
    Theresa Powers Gorrell and family.

  7. My mother was a wonderful person who enjoyed life. She made you feel welcome and never turned anyone away from her home and hospitality. She will be greatly missed by my family and all of those who knew her. I love you mom, rest in peace.

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