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Betty Corbello Theis, 70, Bridge City

Betty Corbello Theis, 70, of Bridge City, passed away on September 11, 2020, in Beaumont at Baptist Hospital.

Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 18, at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange.

Visitation will be held prior to the service, at 10:00 a.m., Friday, at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Born in Vinton, Louisiana, on November 22, 1949, she was the daughter of Henry and Nola Corbello. Betty was a member of Stark High Chicks class of 1967 with her dear friends. She worked as a loan officer for Dupont Credit Union for 15 years and for Mobil Chemical on Hwy 90 in the safety training department. Betty married the love of her life, Russell in 1992 and they moved to Kingwood, Texas. Russell retired after 30 years of service with Chevron Chemical at Cedar Bayou, Baytown. Together they bought the Kingwood CiCi’s pizza restaurant. Betty and Russell built and operated 5 locations. They ran them for 10 years and after selling them they went into real estate in Galveston for Tramonte Realty. Betty sold houses and Russell went into acreage development. They have been enjoying retirement together with family and friends. She was a part of Mothers Against Cancer Kingwood and worked with children who were going through cancer treatment at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. Betty and Russell are faithful members of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Bridge City. She was the light of her husband’s life and they never had a dull moment together. Betty was a beautiful lady inside and out and adored her family more than anything. She was the sweetest person you would ever meet and left an imprint on many lives. Betty will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Nola Corbello; son, Gerald Hamilton; sister, Isla Nelms; and nephew, Bill Nelms.

She is survived by the love of her life, Russell E. Theis; children, Kenny Hamilton and wife Apple of Orangefield, Becky Longron and husband Todd also of Orangefield, Brandon Theis and wife Nikki of College Station, and Reagan Theis and wife Traci of Lakeway, Austin; 11 grandchildren, Blake Hamilton, Derek Hamilton, Macy Hamilton Truncali, Madelyn Hamilton, Gus Longron, Coop Longron, Colt Longron , Stone Theis, Sterling Theis, and Avery Theis; 3 great grandchildren, Hudsyn, Carston, and Cohen; nephew, Robert Nelms of North Carolina; siblings, Mary Stanton and late husband Don of Bridge City and Ken Rieve and wife Pam of Liberty.

Honorary pallbearers are Blake Hamilton, Derek Hamilton, Gus Longron, Coop Longron, Colt Longron, Stone Theis, Reagan Theis, Ross Theis, Paul Pool, and Brandon Theis.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Texas Children’s Hospital Cancer Center.


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