Bettie Swan Latham Higginbotham

Bettie Swan Latham Higginbotham, of Tomball, passed away Oct. 2, 2019. She was born Aug. 17, 1933, in Taylor to Bettie Belle and George Alexander Latham.

Swanee graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in English and married Theron Dale Higginbotham, Sr. July 16, 1953. Together they raised four children in Port Arthur, Holly Pickett (David) of Houston, Allison Meyer (Marty) of Houston, Theron Dale Higginbotham, Jr. (Debbie) of Waxahachie, and Douglas (Elizabeth) of Laurel, Mississippi.

Swanee lived with her husband in Port Arthur, Walnut Creek, Cali., Philadelphia, Pa., and Corpus Christi, before settling in Tomball.

In addition to her four children, Swanee is survived by 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, Alexander Pickett, Scott Pickett (Theresa, children Sherry, Annabelle and Ivy), Laura Matthews (Taylor), Meredith Meyer, Lindsey Meyer, Brooke Ballance (Steven, children Latham and Paige), Daniel Higginbotham (Madison, children Greyson and Myles), Phillip (Jennifer, children Audrey and Stella), Gregory (Ashley Lewis, child Phoebe), Emily Wu (Eddie, child Evelyn).

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Hope Center Houston, 821 Peakwood Drive, Houston, TX 77090 – 2905.