Betty Cain Fitchett
Betty Cain Fitchett
  • June 23, 1934 - June 6, 2017
  • Lubbock, Texas

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Betty Cain Fitchett passed away on June 6, 2017 after a long and happy life of 82 ½ years. Born in Childress, TX to Ulala & Elmer East, she had two brothers, Lowell "Corky" and Mike Earl, who loved her so. After graduating from Lubbock High School she married Jack Cain with whom she spent over 20 years before his death. During their time together they were blessed with two daughters, Jaqueline Baker & Karen Ray. Betty was also able to return to school and graduated with a R.N. degree before working as a home health nurse for several years. She then went to work for L.I.S.D. as an elementary school nurse where she touched the lives of many students.

After her retirement, Betty dedicated her life to care for her parents as well as the family's business. It was in this time when she married Joe Fitchett for more than 20 years. Betty was always working and wasn't afraid to have to get on a roof to repair a leak, to get messy having to paint, or to cut trees. She enjoyed her plants, and enjoyed traveling. In her later years she lived at the Carillon of Lubbock where she got to be a floor representative, and enjoyed walking her dog, "Little Man". Up until she passed, you could still find her talking business about her family's corporation.

Betty is preceded in death by her parents, Ulala & Elmer East; her brother, Lowell East; her daughter, Jaqueline Baker; and her husbands, Jack Cain & Joe Fitchett.

She leaves behind her brother, Mike Earl East of Lubbock; her daughter, Karen and husband, Charles Ray of Lubbock; her grandchildren, Melanie Decker of Kentucky, Kourtney K. Woodman of Virginia, Casey Woodman of Lubbock, son, David Fitchett and wife, Sue, son Michael Fitchett, and daughter Katherine Fitchett all of Lubbock; as well as many grandchildren, great-greatgrandchildren cousins, & close friends at Carillon.

A graveside service will take place at Resthaven Memorial Park at 10 a.m. on June 11th, this Saturday. A memorial service will follow afterwards at 11 a.m. at the Carillon's Neil Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to either the Buckner Children's Home, the Texas Boys Ranch, Shriners Hospitals for Children, or St. Judes Children's Research Hospital.

Online condolences may be offered at Arrangements under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home & Memorial Park, Lubbock, TX.