Bethany Wines Memorial Fishing Tournament 

About Bethany

Bethany K. Wines

September 9, 2000 – February 27, 2013


Bethany Kay 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. 

Bethany 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.

In her 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.

Bethany had 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.

During 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. 

Bethany is 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 memory. 


Thank you all for coming together to help us build this legacy.

Jarrod, Tracy and Blake Wines

For donating directly:  First National Bank of Lake Jackson
Bethany Wines Memorial Scholarship Fund 
Account # 100105114
Bethany Wines Memorial Scholarship Fund