Services: Have been held.
Kathleen Betts, 69, of Portales, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.
She was born on Sept. 7, 1934, in Birmingham, Ala., to Miss Sallie Mae Campbell.
She grew up in Smyrna, Tenn., where she attended schools. She married Charles William Betts on May 27, 1955, in Chatsworth, Ga. The family moved to Portales in 1972. She worked for several years as a cashier for Hometown Foods, Food Town, and La Tienda, before retiring in 2000. Family members said she was an avid Bingo player, had a “green thumb” for flower gardening and growing house plants and loved animals.
She was preceded in death by her mother; a son, Jerry Betts; and her husband, Charles Betts.
Survivors include a son, Charles D. Betts (and wife, Myrna) of Las Vegas, Nev.; two daughters, Sharon Warren (Darin) of Portales and Carmen White (Mike) of Friona; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Scott P. Reeves will officiate the services. Honorary pallbearers will be Zachariah Betts, Jimmy Heflin, Sallie Mathews, Matthew Warren, Jennifer Macias, Carla Whitehorn, Kimberly Darnell and Chad Betts.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.