Betty Lou Milner, 94, passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2019, in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on August 27, 1924 in Ada, Oklahoma to parents Homer and Lena Jumper and was raised in Allen.
Betty attended the University of Oklahoma, where she received degrees in English and music. She later taught high school English and music and was well known for helping students put on musical and drama performances.
Betty married Everett Milner in 1950 and together they had one son, Michael. She supported Everett in his career with the United States Air Force. While stationed in Paris, France, they enjoyed traveling Europe and collecting French antiques. The couple enjoyed flying in their private plane and playing bridge. They eventually settled in San Antonio, Texas so that Michael could finish out his high school and college years.
Betty had a life-long love of music, learning to play the piano at a very young age and maintaining very impressive musical talent over her lifetime. She enjoyed gardening and was very active in the community, serving on the officer’s wives committee, the Tuesday Musical Club, the Glen Oaks Garden Club, and the Lydia circle at the Trinity Methodist Church.
A woman of strong character, Betty had high expectations of people and of herself. She could be stubborn and fi ercely independent while also very kind and extremely generous. Betty made lifelong friends wherever she lived, served others daily, and gave generously to organizations and causes she believed in. She made a point of getting to know her neighbors, having frequent and formal dinner parties, caring for anyone that was sick, and routinely driving others to their doctor appointments and errands. She kept up with friends and relatives near and far, calling various ones every day to stay in touch. One neighbor recently commented that Betty was the “jewel of the neighborhood.”
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Everett Milner, and her son, Michael Milner.
She is survived by her grandson, Jason and his wife Jennifer; her great-grandchildren, Madisyn and Malachi; and her daughter-in-law, Norma.
Funeral services were 12:00 noon on Wednesday, June 12th , at the Porter Loring Mortuary North in San Antonio; Pastor Bob Clark officiated. Interment followed in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. In lieu of fl owers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Organization.