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Betty Lu “Blu” Kingston age 96, passed away in Norman, OK on January 24, 2021. She was born near Somerset, TX to Paul and Lula Heck John on March 10, 1924. She lived in the San Antonio area until 2014 when she moved to Norman, OK. After her mother’s death, when Blu was eleven, she lived with her beloved Aunt, Annie Higgins. She graduated from Brackenridge High School in 1941 and married Bobby Kingston in 1942. They were married for 70 years until his death at age 90. After Bobby returned from World War II, they both worked at Kingston Mfg. Co with Bobby as manager and Blu as designer of girl’s clothes. Through the years, she was active at Baptist Temple, McQueeney Baptist, and Trinity Baptist from the San Antonio area and First Christian Church of Norman, OK. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and a great-grandson, Jackson Cook. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Fred and Lois Kingston of Denver, CO; Shawn and Gary Bridges of Cuchara, CO and Sibyl and Bill Galbraith of Goldsby, OK. Blu’s grandchildren and their spouses are: Philp and Melissa Kingston of Dallas, TX; Amy Claire and Joby Wieser of Fredericksburg, TX; Annella and John Rutherford of Franklin, TN; Mark and Molly Bridges of London, England; Beth and Richard Sarey of Frisco, TX and Kate and C.W. Cook of Goldsby, OK. She was also blessed with ten great- grandchildren. Blu and Bobby enjoyed dancing throughout their lives and graciously welcomed guests into their home in San Antonio and later at Lake McQueeney. She and Bobby were partners in business and shared in service in the community. Blu often joined Bobby as representatives of the Downtown Rotary Club of San Antonio traveling extensively including a memorable trip to China during the Tiananmen Square uprising. Blu’s family is grateful for the excellent, compassionate care extended by the staffs of Rambling Oaks Courtyard Memory Care and Traditions Hospice.
A grave-side service will be planned for San Antonio, TX when it is safe to do so. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 521 W. Elmira, San Antonio, TX 78212.