Betty Nash Obituary, Death – Betty McCaskill Nash, 73, died surrounded by family on March 23, 2023, in San Marcos, Texas. Betty McCaskill was born on October 31, 1949, in Crockett, Texas, to Harold and Eloise McCaskill. She grew reared in Leon County’s Nineveh Village and attended Centerville ISD, where she finished high school in 1968. Betty married Don Nash of Leona, Texas, in the Malvern Community Church on August 23, 1969. In May 1972, she got her Bachelor of Science in Education from Texas A&M University.
Betty won a College of Education faculty achievement award while attending Texas A&M. Betty taught kindergarten in the Crockett, Kerrville, and Hays Consolidated School Districts for 34 years. Betty received several distinctions over her career. She was nominated For Teacher of the Year in 1996 while teaching kindergarten at Starkey Elementary in Kerrville ISD. She won the Silver Apple award from KEYE, an Austin television station, in 2004 while teaching at Elm Grove Elementary in Hays Consolidated ISD. She was also named Elm Grove Elementary School Teacher of the Year and Hays Consolidated District Teacher of the Year in 2008 while teaching at Elm Grove Elementary.
Betty continued to substitute teach kindergarten at Elm Grove School after retirement for many years. She would pretend she needed the money to travel with family and friends, something she liked. Betty was a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and an active member of San Marcos’ First United Methodist Church. She was President of United Methodist Women and Head of the Martha’s Circle at the First United Methodist Church in San Marcos. She was an avid participant in Thursday Morning Ladies Bible Study and Community Bible Study, which included many close friends and enabled her to improve in her faith.
Betty was predeceased by her parents, Harold and Eloise McCaskill, as well as her sister Linda Robinson and brother-in-law Buddy Robinson. Betty was a wonderful mother, a terrific Mimi to her grandkids, a close friend to many, and a devoted Christian. She lived life to the fullest and tackled hardship with faith, grace and pleasure. Betty is survived by her husband, Don Nash of San Marcos; sons, Matt Nash and wife, Kristi of Bryan, Texas, and Brian Nash and wife, Lindsay of San Antonio, Texas;
Also, granddaughters, Kendall, Maci, Lauren, and David Nash; numerous nieces and nephews; and many great friends. Viewing will be held at Thomason Funeral Home in San Marcos on Tuesday, March 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. Betty McCaskill Nash’s funeral will be place at the First United Methodist Church in San Marcos on Wednesday, March 29 at 2 p.m. Burial will be place at Tubb Cemetery in Leon County on Saturday, April 1 at 2 p.m. Donations can be directed to the Foundation of the First United Methodist Church of San Marcos.