Elizabeth Rees

Elizabeth “Betty” Rees
January 11, 1926 – April 24, 2013

Elizabeth Rees, 87, of Bryan, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013 with family by her side. The family will receive friends during a visitation from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday, April 26, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan, Texas. Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at the funeral home. Interment will follow at the College Station Memorial Cemetery.

Betty was born January 11, 1926 in Columbia, Mississippi. She married her husband Holly Rees on April 23, 1950. They have lived in this area for fifty six years after moving from Austin. Elizabeth was a member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. If a friend or family member was ever in need, Betty would never hesitate to come by and lend a hand or cook a casserole.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Kenneth Fibich, her parents, and her step-father.

Survivors include her loving husband of 63 years, husband Holly E. Rees; son, Lane Rees and wife Brenda; daughters, Ann Davis, Ellen Handberry and husband Ron; grandchildren, Brian Rees, Nathan Handberry, David Handberry, Lauren Rees, Caleb Rees; great grandchildren, Tabbatha, Reese, Leighton, Elizabeth, and Ellery.

The family would like to extend a very special thank you to the many hospice and health care givers who cared for Betty; Hospice Brazos Valley, Compassionate Care Hospice, Interim Health Care, Caring Solutions Health Care, and Home Instead Senior Care.

For those who desire, memorial contributions may be sent to St. Luke’s United Methodist Church at 2700 W. Villa Maria Rd., Bryan TX 77807, or to Hospice Brazos Valley at 502 W. 26th St., Bryan TX 77803.

Condolences may be left for the family at CallawayJones.com


  1. I read in the news of the death of your loved one and was moved to express my sincere condolences. Sounds like a very special person. What comforted me when my mother died was the resurrection hope. Jesus open the way for us to live in Paradise where sickness, old age and death will not exist. The Bible calls it the “real life”.
    (Isaiah 25:8, 9) He will actually swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will certainly wipe the tears from all faces. And the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for Jehovah himself has spoken [it]. 9 And in that day one will certainly say: “Look! This is our God. We have hoped in him, and he will save us. This is Jehovah. We have hoped in him. Let us be joyful and rejoice in the salvation by him.”


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