Betty Jean Baldree, 83, of Silsbee, died Thursday, April 2, 2015. She was born on October 21, 1931, in Henderson, to Ada Bell Arnold Lacy and William Clyde Lacy. Mrs. Baldree was a writer and along with her husband, owned several businesses. She also worked as an assistant administrator at East Texas Convalescent Center in San Augustine and Hardin Memorial Hospital in Kountze. Church was very important to her and teaching children about Jesus was her passion. Mrs. Baldree worked with the children of her church since the age of 14. Survivors include her husband of sixty-two years, Milton Baldree; children, Wesley Baldree and his wife, Sharon, of Silsbee and Kim Sowell and her husband, Dean, of San Augustine; grandchildren, Daniel Baldree of Silsbee; Samantha Baldree of Scott City, Kansas; and Matthew Baldree of Silsbee; and daughter-in-law, Patrina McGonagle of Scott City, Kansas. She is preceded in death by her parents; and son, Tim Baldree. A gathering of Mrs.