Betty Sue Williams McAlpine crossed from this life into the next on October 25, 2018. She was born March 2, 1932 in San Angelo, TX, the only child of Floyd Williams and Myrtle O’Harrow Williams.

Betty Sue graduated from Eldorado High School in 1949 and from Baylor University in 1953 with double majors and minors in education, religion, Spanish and English. After a short time teaching in Brookshire, TX, she returned to the family ranch in eastern Schleicher County.

While Betty Sue loved our Lord and was exceedingly proud of her children, the ranch and all it held was her most obvious passion. Her affection began early. As a baby she would ride around on a pillow just behind the saddle horn and at three an old saddle horse became her baby sitter as she followed her widowed mother around “doctorin’ wormies.” Her happiest hours were spent feeding stock, picking up interesting pieces of wood or rocks or tending to dogie lambs and goats. As a third generation rancher, she developed an award-winning herd of fine-wooled sheep in the 80’s followed by some of the best early nubian-boer goats in the area. Still, more than awards and public accolades, she was most captivated by the peace and beauty of the ranch.

Betty Sue is survived by Harlan Clark McAlpine, the father of her children, son Barney Clark McAlpine of Eldorado, TX, daughter Susan McAlpine and husband Sam Kent of Sonora, TX, and granddaughters Lillian Kent of College Station, TX, and Hazel Kent of Austin, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Her family wishes to thank Neria Galindo and the staff at Schleicher County Nursing Home, among others, who loved and supported her in recent years as she transitioned to the next life.

A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, October 28, 2018, at 2:30 pm at the First Baptist Church in Eldorado. A meal will precede the service at 1:00 pm and all are welcome to attend.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to the First Baptist Church, Eldorado, Heifer International (855-948-6437,, or a charity of your choice.