Retha Belt Wofford, 101, of Lubbock, formerly of Lockney, passed away October 17, 2019. Retha was born March 5, 1918 in Kim, Colorado, to John and Rosa Dean (Carthel) Belt. Her family traveled by covered wagon when she was an infant to north of Lockney, where they settled and made their home. She graduated from Lockney High School in 1934. At the age of 19, she married Kenneth Wofford on July 4, 1937. Retha was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ. She moved to Lubbock in 2007 where she was a member of Quaker Avenue Church of Christ.
Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Jean Curtsinger and husband Jim of Lubbock, James Ray Wofford and wife Janie of Carrollton, Texas, Jann Ball and husband Tom of Worland, Wyoming; nine grandchildren, Scott Curtsinger, Tori Houston, Laci Richardson (Raymond), Chad Curtsinger, Jana Klosowsky (Reid), Brad Wofford (Becky), Tasha Gossett (Eric), Jordan Ball (Cristina), Eric Ball (Sarah); 18 greatgrandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth in 2004; and three siblings.
Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 20, 2019 with the family receiving friends 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Combest Family Funeral Homes. Service are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 21, 2019 at Quaker Avenue Church of Christ. Burial will follow at the Lockney Cemetery at 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Uganda Missions at the Quaker Avenue Church of Christ, 1701 Quaker, Lubbock, TX 79416.
This beautiful lady will always stand out in my mind, from the earliest years when my Dad was preaching at Prairie Chapel and Lockney through the last several years after Retha moved to Lubbock and attended Quaker Ave. It already feels strange to think of looking across the audience and not seeing her smiling face which always brought back such fond memories. A big chunk of personal history was spent in her presence. I have especially enjoyed these latter years watching her interact with her wonderful family. Tommy and I extend our sincere sympathy to all of that beloved and inspiring family. Love always.
Georgia Biggs Lubbock, TX
Saturday, October 19, 2019
I loved this Lady dearly. She was such a inspiration to me and will miss her smile and kind words. My prayers are with the Family.
cindy carthel plainview, TX
Saturday, October 19, 2019
so sorry to hearof your loss.
Sam Robertson Frankston, TX
Friday, October 18, 2019
Jann, Please know that my heart felt sympathy goes out to you and all your family. What precious memories you must have of your sweet mom. Blessings to all, Sam Robertson
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