Betty Jordan McCaleb

Betty Jordan McCaleb

Betty Jordan McCaleb, 79, of Bosqueville, passed away Monday, April 12, 2021 with her loving family by her side.

Service Information:  Visitation will be 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Friday, April 16, at Lake Shore Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at Lake Shore Funeral Home with Pastor Jimmy Hutcherson officiating. Burial will follow at Bosqueville Cemetery.

Betty was born August 21, 1941 in Gatesville to Lera (Estes) and Heber Nolte. Betty grew up in Gatesville and graduated Valedictorian of her class at Gatesville High School in 1959. She furthered her education by attending North Texas University and graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration in 1962.

On March 28, 1964, Betty married Doug Jordan, after a whirlwind romance that began with a chance meeting at North Texas University. Betty and Doug ran the family business Jordan Exterminating for many years. Dedicated to youth sports, Betty and Doug were very instrumental in starting the Bosqueville Baseball Association. Betty was a faithful member of the Bosqueville Baptist Church where she provided love and support whenever and wherever she could. After Doug passed away March 22, 1987, Betty utilized her business acumen by working for M. Lipsitz & Co. beginning June 3, 1991 and continued to be a vital employee until her retirement on December 30, 2016. Always known for her open and bounteous heart, Betty was fortunate enough to find love again and married Walter McCaleb on December 5, 2015. Betty and Walter enjoyed spending time with their families, during camping trips, holidays and other occasions.

Betty was preceded in death by her first husband, Doug Jordan; her parents; sister, Lera Anne; brothers-in-law, Buford Jordan and wife Marie and Charles Jordan; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Henson and husband J.W, and Nita Quaid.

She is survived by her husband, Walter McCaleb; sister, Faye Lamb; children, John Jordan and wife, Nicky and Angela Carpenter and husband, Beau; step-children, Sherry Kane and husband, Jim, Milton McCaleb and wife, Terrie, Becky Bass and husband, Tommy; grandchildren, Austin Jordan and significant other, Shelby, Gavin Jordan, Skylar Carpenter, Lexi Jordan, MaKenzie Jordan and Nelly Jordan; step-grandchildren, Grayson McCaleb, Lindsay Bright and husband, Nolan, Addison McCaleb, Levi Bass and Kathryn Kane; great-grandchildren, Cannton Randle and Makenna Randle; step great grandchildren, Huxley, Haxyn and Hendrix Bright; brothers-in-law, Tommy Jordan and wife, Jane and Bill Jordan; sister-in-law, Sue Jordan; special lifelong friend, Laquita Zenkner; Tic-Tac, her beloved cat; and many nieces, nephews and loved ones. She will be missed by many.

Memorials may be directed to the Bosqueville Baseball Association, 7155 Rock Creek Road, Waco, Texas 76708 or to Bosqueville Baptist Church, 7465 Rock Creek Road, Waco. Texas 76708.

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Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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  1. Bobby and Jeanne Lane

    You are loved so much dear Betty. I will forever remember how we could always make you laugh at all our crazy antics, but knew you loved us all as your own. We will forever love your memory, love on Angela and Skylar and of course know our brother Beau will always cherish having the best Mother in Law there ever was. ❤

  2. We loved our Aunt Betty and her kind heart will be truly missed. God bless and peace to those grieving her loss.

  3. Karen Carter- Bloomer

    I’m so sorry for the heart break that y’all are going through right now! I have lots of memories being at the house- Angela and I were little trouble makers! Heaven has gained an angel! 🕊
    Thoughts and prayers for all the family!

  4. Miss you Aunt Betty, thank you for all you and Doug done raising me.

  5. Pat (Lemaster) Hamby

    My condolences to the McCaleb and Jordan families at the passing of your precious Betty. I was in the same Sunday School class as Betty for many years at Bosqueville Baptist church. Such a sweet lady. May the Lord surround you all with his loving arms during this time providing you peace and comfort.

  6. Sherry Jordan Hodges

    My condolences to the family. Aunt Betty was always very kind, loving and had such as sweet presence about her.
    She truly will be missed by all.
    May God fill your hearts with peace and comfort you during this time of sorrow.

  7. Such a beautiful lady inside and out. So sweet, so kind and giving. We need more ladies like her in this world. She will be missed by so many. My prayers are with all the family during their time of grief. May the beautiful memories they have help them to get through the days ahead.

  8. Laurita Benningfield Hollingsworth

    Betty was a high school snd college classmate. She was such a dedicated and wonderful person! I always admired her! She was an inspiration to all who knew her! Prayers to her family and friends during this time. I hope you know that Betty made this world a better place!

    In memory,
    Laurita Benningfield Hollingsworth

  9. Community Healthcare of Texas

    Thank you for the opportunity to care for your loved one. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. Bruce and Karen Haslem

    Betty was such a great lady. She is my mother’s cousin. We haven’t been able to see her much because we live so far away. We so enjoyed taking Betty and Faye to see Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks maybe 15+ years ago. We thought so much of our Texas cousins. We know that the Savior knows Betty and has welcomed her home. Our sympathy to her wonderful family. She is with her parents and sister in paradise. We felt her faith in the Savior. With our love to the family who will miss her.

  11. Teresa Cassidy

    We at Seniors Complete Insurance are saddened to hear of Betty’s passing. We would like the family to know it was an honor to serve her the past 4 years with her insurance needs. We know that she will be greatly missed. Sincerely, Teresa Cassidy and Staff

  12. Julia Whitney-McConnell

    It is with much sadness to offer my condolences to you regarding your mother. Such a beautiful soul. I remember her support she had always given me at softball and basketball games. I remember her’s and your dad’s laughter when we would put on plays for them. I remember our trip to New Mexico and am still on the hunt for that photo of your mom and Aunt Faye!! And boy oh boy, the trouble we got into that she put up with!!! She was a very strong woman to drive 3 hours from Houston, at night, to tell you that your father had passed away. As heartbreaking and devastating as it was, I’m honored that I was able to be with you. And now, to not hear your mother and mine on the phone chatting and giggling over everything and anything, seems so surreal. No matter how old we get, how busy we are, our history can never be erased or changed or forgotten. And I wouldn’t want it to be. Love you very much, Julia

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