Betty J. (Fagan) Mahan, 78, of Decatur, Texas went to be with her Lord and Savior Friday morning, October 8, 2021 in Decatur. Graveside services for Betty will be 11:00 am Friday, October 15 at Smetana Cemetery in Smetana, Texas, officiated by minister Sherman Alexander.
She was born in Bryan, Texas to Joseph Fagan and wife Annie (Dudake) Fagan.
She grew up in Bryan and married Donald John Mahan on March 31, 1963, and they were together for 48 years until his passing in 2011.
Betty and Donald resided in Somerville, Texas for most of their marriage. They had two children: Troy Allen Mahan and Guinett Lynn Mahan.
Betty loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren deeply.
She is survived by son Troy Mahan and wife Cindy of Snook, Texas; daughter Guinett Lewis and husband James of Decatur; grandchildren Lindseigh Mahan Warnock, Logan Mahan, Marilyn Lewis Shingler, James L. Lewis III, Justin Clark and Jarad Clark; great-grandchildren Mila, Aria, Holly, Eli James, Darcy, and Julianne.
Betty loved the Lord, outdoors, nature, watching the deer pass through the yard, birds, particularly hummingbirds, gardening, hunting and fishing.
She was an active, devoted member of Zion Church of Christ in Lyons, Texas.
Betty worked as an accountant in the electrical engineering department of Texas A&M University, where she handled grants for the professors.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, loving husband Donald Mahan, brother Joseph Fagan, Jr., and sister Helen Fagan Bryant.
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