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March 27, 1933 ~ October 9, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Bette Vonderlin, 90, of Woodville passed away peacefully surrounded by family on October 9, 2023.
Born in Stamps, Arkansas to Bruce and Eva Mae Baker, she worked at the Methodist Church in Little Rock, Arkansas as the church secretary and then worked for Bishop Paul Galloway for four years. After marrying Bobby Milwee, she and their children moved to Houston where she worked as the Executive Secretary for Exxon retiring after 25 years of service. After her husband passed, she met and married Chuck Vonderlin and then moved to Ivanhoe in 2010. Bette was a dedicated member of the Woodville United Methodist Church where she served her Lord and Savior. She enjoyed traveling, cooking, camping, reading and volunteering at the Allan Shivers Library.
Bette was preceded in death by her parents, Bruce Baker and Eva Mae Petrey Baker and her first husband of 33 years, Bobby Milwee.
She is survived by her loving husband of 36 years, Chuck Vonderlin; children, Sally Milwee, Robert Paul Milwee, Jennifer Roper and husband, Doug, Leslie Cirulli and husband, Mike; nephews, David Paul Baker and wife, Angie, Michael Jannssen and wife, Carol; great nephews, Collin Paul and John David Baker; sister-in-law, Michelle Kolodij and a host of other family members and friends.
A graveside service will be held Friday, October 13, 2023, at 2 pm, at the Lakeside Cemetery in Stamps, Arkansas. A Celebration of Life service will be held Friday, November 3, 2023, at 11 am at the Woodville Methodist Church in Woodville, Texas.