Betty Menke Kramer

11/19/1944 –


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  • Funeral Service
Date: 09/28/2021
Time: 10:00 am
 – 11:00 am
Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424


The family of Betty Kramer will celebrate her life of 76 years at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers.  She passed on Thursday, September 23, 2021. We invite you to view the live-streamed service on this page, sign her virtual guestbook, and download her memorial keepsake folder to your device for printing. We also ask you to consider viewing her Life Tribute, a video of photographs set to her favorite music.

Betty Menke Kramer was born on November 19, 1944, to Minnie and Albert Sam “Buddy” Menke, Jr. in San Angelo, TX. Betty graduated from Wall High School in 1962 as valedictorian of a class of 15 students. She attended San Angelo College and graduated from Texas Technical College (now Texas Tech University.)There she met Paul Edward Kramer on a blind date, and they went on to celebrate 54 years of marriage. 

She graduated with a degree in chemistry but fell in love with computers when they were run by punch cards. She was a very competent computer programmer by the time she retired. She was a hard worker and treated her hobbies with the same focus and commitment. To say she enjoyed genealogy would be an understatement. She was able to research her family’s history and ancestry back to the 1600s. She was a voracious reader and has read countless books, an activity she enjoyed immensely. She also had a green thumb. She kept various flowers and plants that made the house homey and cozy. 

Mom was a tough Southern gal, elegant and demure but iron-willed. She was also a devoted mother who worked tirelessly to create a happy and cozy home for her family. She was fiercely protective of her loved ones and ensured that her baby boy would survive a life-threatening illness. She was the quintessential momma bear.

 She is survived by her husband, Paul; a daughter, Laura and husband, Jamie Hinojosa;  and a son, Steven. She is also survived by two granddaughters who deeply loved their “Oma,” Miranda, and husband Alex Stabler, and Alyssa. 

Betty will always be known as a strong and dignified wife, mother, and grandmother. She was the light and joy of our family. Her absence will be deeply felt, but her memory will keep us all warm. She is with our Savior and will be in His rest, profoundly happy and at ease. 

Celebration of Life


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