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Elizabeth Josephine "Betty Jo" Mathena Coghlan
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Birth: Feb. 17, 1939
Red River County
Texas, USA
Death: Dec. 30, 2011
Harris County
Texas, USA

Elizabeth "Betty Jo" Mathena Coghlan, 72, longtime resident of Houston and Atascocita passed away on December 30, 2011 aster a longtime battle with pulmonary disease. Betty was born in Bogata, TX and grew up in Houston. She attended Incarnate Word Academy, was a member of the Alpha Psi Chapter Sorority, and a very devout Catholic.

Betty lived her life for her family and her loved ones and never met a stranger. She dedicated many years of her life to helping others and always found the good in everyone. Betty's greatest passion was dancing and always loved a great party or celebration of any kind.

Betty is preceded in death by her parents Pauline Jolly and Arlie Mathena, loving husband of 53 years James "Jim" Coghlan, and son James Bruce Coghlan. She is survived by her sons Randolph Lee Coghlan, Gary Glen Coghlan, daughter Pauline Coghlan Steffen, and son-in-law Michael Thomas Steffen, five grandchildren, two great grandchildren, brothers Ben Mathena and wife La Verne, and Eugene Mathena and wife Vernadene, numerous nieces and nephews.

Mom, you had such strength and fought such a fight. Your phone calls singing "I just called to say I love you" always put a smile on our faces. We will miss your unconditional love and friendship. May you ľOur Precious Mother- dance with Dad in Heaven again.

The family would like to thank her doctors, G. Jayaraman, M.D. and R. Kesavan, M.D., and the staff at Kingwood Hospital for the compassionate care you gave our mother.

A visitation will be held at Kingwood Funeral Home from 6:00pm-8:00pm on Thursday, January 5, 2012 with a vigil service at 7:00pm. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Friday, January 6, 2012 at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, 527 South Houston Ave., Humble, TX 77338. Burial immediately to follow at Brookside Memorial Park, 13401 Eastex Freeway, Houston, TX.

Arrangements under the direction of Kingwood Funeral Home, Kingwood, TX.

Kingwood Funeral Home 
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  James Ernest Coghlan (1932 - 2011)
Brookside Memorial Park
Harris County
Texas, USA
Created by: Joel Farringer
Record added: Jan 03, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 82925061
Elizabeth Josephine Betty Jo <i>Mathena</i> Coghlan
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Elizabeth Josephine Betty Jo <i>Mathena</i> Coghlan
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Elizabeth Josephine Betty Jo <i>Mathena</i> Coghlan
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