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Betty Jo "BJ" Fountain Ligon
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Birth: Jun. 8, 1926
Tillman County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Jan. 9, 2014
Tarrant County
Texas, USA

Betty J. Ligon
1926 - 2014

Betty J. Ligon, 87, passed away Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Monday in Mount Olivet Chapel, Fort Worth, TX. Interment: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville, TX. Betty was born June 8, 1926, in Frederick, OK, to Alpha Irene (Bolin) and Joe Washington Fountain.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jack Ligon; and daughter, Nancy Suzanne"Emerson" Weaver*.

Survivors: Daughters, Sandra Jeanne Howard and husband Daryl of Sapulpa, OK, Stacy Elizabeth Reynolds of Keller, TX, and Sundee Gay Wade of Big Sandy, TX; one niece; and one nephew.

Published in Star-Telegram on Jan. 12, 2014

*Born Nancy Suzanne Weaver, her 2nd spouse was Jim Duck. Then she legally changed her name to "Emerson Suzanne Weaver", and reclaimed her maiden name. -- Daryl Howard
Eulogy: Betty Jo, aka BJ, was born June 8, 1926, in Frederick, OK, to Joe and Alpha (Bolin) Fountain. BJ was a career secretary and worked both in the private and government sectors. At the end of her career she worked for the Federal Aviation Administration where she started the Sky Riders Toastmistress Club. BJ served as an officer for the club for many years and held every office. She served as Counsel President and enjoyed serving on the Regional Board SW Region.

After retiring she helped start the upcoming club known now as International Toastmistress Club (ITC). BJ's most remembered speech was titled "Brown Plants are In". BJ's ability to laugh at herself and acknowledge her shortcomings inspired that witty speech as she could kill a plastic plant. She excelled in all she did because she practiced and worked hard. Children's stuffed animals, and children who got caught, were her practice audience.

She went back to school later in life. She was a wife and mother when she was young and missed going to college. So, being BJ, she went back to school and got her college degree, with A's and B's. Way to go!

She celebrated 42 years of marriage to Jack W. Ligon, July 2013. In her witty fashion she once made husband Jack suffer for a week because he had forgotten their anniversary. He would bring candy and gifts trying to gain her forgiveness and she would turn her head. Of course she did not want him to see her smile. It was pointed out to Jack that although he did in fact forget the anniversary so had she, because it was several weeks past the date that BJ mentioned it. Ha! Ha!

Later that year during spring cleaning and filing paperwork it was noted that both she and Jack were celebrating their anniversary in the wrong month.

BJ had an eye for interior design and enjoyed antiques. She had a knack for mixing old and new in a room and making it a beautiful and comfortable living space. Her home truly was her castle.

She raised four lovely daughters. One daughter, Emerson Weaver, aka Suzzy, preceded her in death. The other three daughters will miss her quick smile and wit.

BJ lived a full life. She would want those of us still here to remember her with a warm heart and a smile. -- prepared by daughter Sundee Wade. 
Family links: 
  Joe Washington Fountain (1895 - 1952)
  Alpha Irene Bolin Fountain (1898 - 1986)
  Robert Edson Bush (1927 - 1977)
  Cecil Raymond Weaver (1917 - 1993)*
  Jack William Ligon (1926 - 2013)*
  Emerson Suzanne Weaver (1948 - 1993)*
  Ruth Belle Fountain Wyatt (1922 - 1998)*
  Betty Jo Fountain Ligon (1926 - 2014)
*Calculated relationship
Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park
Tarrant County
Texas, USA
Plot: Garden of Remembrance
Created by: Daryl Howard
Record added: May 20, 2013
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Betty Jo BJ <i>Fountain</i> Ligon
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Mother, we love & miss you every day.
- sandie & daryl
 Added: Jan. 9, 2016

- Mary Briggs
 Added: Dec. 11, 2014
I've thought of Aunt Betty so many times over the years. I regretted that the families lost touch over the years. I remember the summers spent with my grandparents and how I looked forward to spending time with Aunt Betty, Stacy and Sundee Gay. We were...(Read more)
- Susan E. Trackwell
 Added: Feb. 10, 2014

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