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Betty Maureen Moore Alters
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Birth: Aug. 20, 1932
Death: May 4, 2010

Betty Maureen Alters passed away in the early morning hours of Tuesday, May 4, 2010. She was surrounded at the time of her peaceful passing by loving children and family at OU Medical Center Edmond. Betty was born August 20, 1932 in Ranger, TX. She moved to Dallas, TX in 1944 where she lived until 1969 when she and husband William "Bill" or "Sparky" Alters built a home in Edmond, OK. Betty's first husband was James White with whom she had their children: daughter Janet and sons Dana and Stuart. Dana died of leukemia as a toddler. In 1963, Betty married William Alters with whom she had their son David Alters. Betty's work included Edmond Discount Foods, Kelly Garden Center, ERA Realtors, The Electrolysis Clinic and Avon lady. After ten years as Director of Communications and Public Relations at Oklahoma Christian Home (now Bradford Village), she retired in 1997. Among her many areas of civic and community involvement for which she is best known, Betty served as President of Lion's Club, member and president of ESA, member of Red Hat Ladies, Edmond Chamber of Commerce, Edmond Hospital "Pink Ladies" Auxiliary, Elks, Masons (wives), Stephens Ministry and many other areas of civic and charitable causes. Among her many awards and recognitions were the Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Award and Volunteer of the Week. Throughout her 41 years in Edmond, she served and had memberships at Edmond Trinity Christian Church, Southern Hills Christian Church, First Christian Church and 1st United Methodist Church. As a former Board of Directors member of the Oklahoma Chapter Alzheimer's Association, she recently attended the National Alzheimer's Summit in Washington, DC as she had an enormous passion for the advocacy and education of Alzheimer's patients and caregivers. She was preceded in death by her parents Pleas E and Cleoanna "Big Mom and Big Dad" Moore, her brother Pleas E. Moore, Jr., first husband James "Jim" White, and husband William "Bill" Alters. Survivors include sons David Alters (Edmond, OK) and Stuart White and family (Hughson, CA), daughter Janet Leathers and family (Edmond, OK), stepsons Brad Alters (OKC, OK) and Jimmy Alters and family (OKC, OK). She is also survived by sisters Patty Forbess and family (Plano, TX) and Cleoanna Smith and family (Uvalde, TX). Also surviving are many loving grandchildren. Betty was a loving mother, a devoted wife and friend to countless people throughout her life. She never met a stranger and was always first to welcome someone new to her church or to anyone who she thought needed to be greeted and embraced. She will be missed terribly, but her incomparable legacy of caring for others will live on for all eternity. A public viewing will be held at Matthews Funeral Home in Edmond on Thursday, May 6, from 12:00 noon to 9:00 pm and Friday, May 7, from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Memorial services will be held Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, Edmond, OK. Services are under the direction of Matthews Funeral Home, Edmond, OK (405) 341-2787.

Published in The Oklahoman on May 6, 2010

(Courtesy of Lindsay Brock). 
 
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  William V. Alters (1931 - 2005)
 
Burial:
Memorial Park Cemetery
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Created by: Cathy & Thomas
Record added: Dec 11, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62810501
Betty Maureen <i>Moore</i> Alters
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Betty Maureen <i>Moore</i> Alters
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