Peacefully and surrounded by her family, Betty Hodges Clawson passed away on Sunday, July 3, 2022 at the age of 81 years. Born November 17, 1940 in Watauga County, she was the daughter of the late Gray and Gladys Eggers Hodges.
Betty was a member of Meat Camp Baptist Church. She retired from Appalachian State University with 24 1/2 years of service and continued to work at Samaritan's Purse for 16 years. Her greatest joy in life was her family, church, cooking, working in the garden, and helping others. Over the years she dreamed of publishing her own cookbook, this became true in 2010. She was known for her sour dough bread, coconut pie, and Swiss chocolate cake.
Betty is survived by her husband of 62 years, Bill Clawson: daughters, Sandra Townsend and husband Mike, Jackie Blankenship and husband Dennis, and son, Billy Clawson, Jr. and wife Shannon.
And much loved grandchildren: Addie Herbert, Elijah Townsend and wife Taylor, Willow Blankenship, John Blankenship, Kade Clawson, Reed Clawson, Job Clawson, Tate Clawson, and great-grandchild Everly Herbert.
Also, her dear brother Jack Hodges and her dear sisters, Phyllis Hayes, Sarah Lawrence and husband Johnny, Susie Fletcher and husband Gary, and Brenda Switzer and husband John.
In-laws Betty Clawson, Steve and Sue Gurley, Paul Combs, and Dennis Clawson. And many loved nephews, nieces, and friends.
Please join Betty's family in celebrating her life Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. at Meat Camp Baptist Church, 236 Meat Camp Baptist Church Road, Boone, NC. The family will receive friends prior to the services from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. in the church.
Prior to, and following the services, Betty's family will be at the home, 179 Clyde Williams Drive, Boone, NC.
The family, based on Betty's love of cooking and serving others, has elected to establish a scholarship fund to assist graduating high school students pursuing a degree in culinary arts.
The family extends a special thank you to Amorem Hospice for their assistance with the care of our wonderful wife and mother.
Online condolences may be shared with the Clawon family at the website www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Clawson family.