Betty Morine Hight passed from this life at the age of 86. She was carried by the angels
to Abraham's bosom on Monday, May 4, 2020. She will be remembered as a wonderful example of a
Christian woman, a quiet and gentle spirit, and a precious child of God. She showed her deep love for her family, raising kids, keeping grandkids, and even caring for her own parents and her husband’s parents for several years. Betty was born January 22, 1934, in Floydada to Clisto and Lottie James. She attended
Prairie Point School and then went on to graduate from Hillsboro High School. In 1950 she married W.L.Hight in Itasca.
Betty was a homemaker and active member of the Lord’s church. She loved life on the farm with W.L. She grew okra, asparagus,tomatoes and squash in the garden while her husband raised cotton, corn and maize.
She also enjoyed making quilts, working in the church kitchen and teaching Bible classes. She was a hit at game night, playing 42, Scrabble, Shanghai and more.
Betty touched the lives of so many people with her volunteer work at the nursing home, both in Hillsboro and
Betty was preceded in death by her husband, W.L. Hight, in 1988; her parents, Clisto and Lottie James; her in-laws, Bryan and Nola Girault; her brother, Harold James and her grandson, Casey Lehtinen.
She is survived by her son, Mike Hight and wife, Dede; her daughter, Deborah Lehtinen and husband, Clark.
Also, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, David Hight and Mark Hight; Barry and Krista Lehtinen and their children, Sasha and Dane Howell, Caleb Lehtinen and Kidron Lehtinen; Jay and Jennifer Lehtinen and their children, Ian and Ansa; Natasha Lehtinen Chambers and children, Corban, Jonah and Brook. Also surviving, is her brother, Douglas James and wife, Brenda.
Betty was raised in Woodbury where the family has so many treasured memories of time spent together. A private family service will take place in the Woodbury area and interment will be at Hillcrest Garden of Memory in Hillsboro.