Betty Northington Millican passed away peacefully on July 21, 2022, in Lampasas. She was born August 29, 1926, in Lampasas, TX to parents, Rucker Lee Northington and Elizabeth Bailey Northington.
A graveside service will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery on Monday, July 25, at 10 am. Visitation will be held after the service for family and friends.
Betty grew up in Lampasas and attended Lampasas schools. She graduated in 1944 and after high school, she attended Southwestern University in Georgetown. Betty was a homemaker most of her life. She worked in a doctor's office in Lubbock for quite a while and when she moved back to Lampasas she was the office manager for the Park Motel and then worked at the Lampasas Dispatch Record.
Betty was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church in Lampasas and was an active member serving on many committees. She will best be remembered for being in charge of the bereavement dinners for Church members. She enjoyed working in the kitchen at the Church.
In 1951, Betty married Harry P. Millican in Lampasas, TX and they were happily married for 30 years. Betty and Harry moved to Lubbock and made it their home until 1977 when they moved back to Lampasas. In 1961, they welcomed a son, David Millican. In 1991, Betty set out to find a location for the annual Millican family reunion and she found a place on Lake Brownwood from then on the Millican family reunion was born and they have met every year since.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband Harry in 1981, her mother and father, Rucker and Elizabeth Northington, and two sisters, Dell Northington Berry and Sarah Northington Fox.
Betty is survived by her son, David Millican, and wife Susan of Lampasas; grandsons, Vann and Bailey Millican of Lampasas; stepchildren, Sharon Millican Flewharty and John of Denton, Sabra Millican Woody Ortiz of Lubbock and Harry E. Millican and Betty of Lubbock. There are also 6 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations are made to the First United Methodist Church in Lampasas.