Sara Beth Bellamy, age 77, of Palestine, passed away December 13, 2016. She was born in Houston on June 14, 1939. She moved to Palestine in the early 1970's and has been a valued and admired resident since that time. She was active in promoting conservative principles and accountable good governance by our elected officials and enjoyed instructing young people that she worked with to help further their careers.
Sara Beth has five children and their respective spouses: Pamela and Kenneth Stovall, Timothy and Dorothy Guinn, Monte and Pamela Willy, Daniel and Paula Willy, and Jonathan and Gracie Willy. Sara's parents were Ralph and Viola Bellamy and she has three siblings and their respective spouses: Patsy and the late Charlie Ramirez, Barbara and Don Nimmons, and Ralph and Francis Bellamy. Sara was blessed with multiple grand and great-grandchildren, with numerous beloved nephews, nieces and cousins spanning several generations.
Ms. Bellamy grew up in the north Houston area and attended Aldine ISD and graduated in 1957. She had several life-long friends from this era and one, Ms. Mary Jane DeMarco, that attended to Mother during her last days sharing life stories. Sara certainly had an independent spirit with a tenacious attitude for what she felt was right and with a generous heart she would open her home to family and friends. She insisted that the trees and foliage planted on her property produced nuts, fruits, flowers and seeds and had an abundance of water for the birds that nested there and the critters that would venture upon the grounds, along with the bees having the pollen needed for their honey. Sara even had a couple of toad frogs under her back patio that she protected, so they would eat the pesky insects.
One of Ms. Sara's stated request after her passing was that she did not want a memorial service and only asked that others visit and be of service for an elder person in your family or community. Another was that she wanted to be cremated and her ashes be spread in the Gulf off Quintana Beach to swim with the dolphins. Therefore, at the time the dolphins migrate back to the warm Gulf waters her request will be granted.
Published on December 15, 2016