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March 17, 2013

Betty Rall Dickens

WEATHERFORD – Betty Rall Dickens, 89, an artist and wife of a Weatherford businessman, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013.

Service is 1 p.m. Monday, March 18, in Greenwood Garden Chapel. Interment will be in Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation is 3-5 p.m. Sunday at Greenwood Funeral Home.


Betty was born March 21, 1923, to Cary E. Rall Sr., and Hattie Dixon Rall. She grew up in Fort Worth and graduated from Paschal High School in 1941. Betty married her husband, Donald Dickens, in 1945 and she helped him build his company, Planners Inc. Since 1958, she admired her natural surroundings while living with her husband at their home near Weatherford Lake. She was a former member of the Woman’s Club of Fort Worth as well as numerous art organizations including the Texas Visual Arts Association, the Weatherford Arts Association and the Society of Watercolor Artists in Fort Worth.

Survivors include her husband, Donald L. Dickens; daughter, Deborah Dickens Franklin and her husband, Sam; son, Gregory W. Dickens and his wife, Emma; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her eldest son, Walter C. Sanders Jr.; granddaughter, Lisa Franklin Grizzard; sister, Catherine Rall Poe; and brother, Cary E. Rall, Jr.

Greenwood Funeral Home

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