Bethany K. Wines
September 9, 2000 –
February 27, 2013
Wines, was born September 9, 2000 and left us all too soon on February 27,
2013. Bethany was 12 at the time of her
passing, after losing her battle with liver cancer. The best description of Bethany to those that
did not know her can be described with the following adjectives: sweet, funny,
smart, artistic, athletic, considerate and so much more. Our angel is now
walking through heaven with that same lovely smile on her face.
loved to deer hunt and catch redfish with her dad and brother Blake. She loved to play softball, and cook with her
Granmama and Aunt Teresa. Bethany was a
straight “A” student who loved helping others and often mentored classmates
from other schools through BISD mentoring programs.
months leading up to becoming a teenager, she discovered a new found interest in
art and had won several recognition's based on that interest. While
hospitalized, she was awarded a Gold Medal from the Houston Livestock Show
& Rodeo for her winning art work. That
particular piece of art is currently touring with the Periwinkle
Foundation. The Periwinkle Foundation
develops and provides programs that positively change the lives of children,
young adults, and families who are challenged by cancer and other life threatening
illnesses and are cared for at Texas Children’s Hospital. Bethany also became an Honorary Member of the
2013 University of Houston Cougar Softball team and was presented her very own
jersey by members of the team while she was hospitalized.
mentioned on numerous occasions her interest in animals, especially her two
pugs Rayford and Roxie. She had
expressed the fact that one day she may want to become a veterinarian, and we
know that all the animals in Heaven are being loved and cared for. She would be
ecstatic to know there was a fishing tournament named for her.
illness she never complained, cried, and she spent her last days keeping us in
line while building memories that we will forever cherish. In her last month, she came into her own by
becoming fearless, and often brought her
doctors to tears with her wit and humor; in spite of the disease that was
causing her life changes. One of her doctors said, “We all have something to
learn from Bethany” and they couldn't have been more correct. Bethany taught us to see the beauty in things;
she taught us to be patient, caring and so much more.
smiling down on us all in knowing that students are being helped in her name
through scholarships at local high schools; that sick children and their
families are receiving blessings from auction items donated in her name at
benefits; that folks all over the county are saving drink tabs for The Ronald
McDonald House and that we, her family, will spend the rest of our days building
a legacy to her as we honor her life through helping others in her name and
all for coming together to help us build this legacy.
Tracy and Blake Wines