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Betty Jo Sanders Allen
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Birth: Oct. 16, 1925
Limestone County
Texas, USA
Death: Aug. 9, 2011
Midland County
Texas, USA

Betty Jo Sanders Allen, passed away and was reunited with her husband of 68 years on Wednesday, August 10, 2011, surrounded by her family. She was born October 16, 1925, in Coolidge, Texas, to Dwain and Adele Sanders. Betty spent her young life in Marlin, Texas, where she graduated from High School and met her husband, Bill. After high school she attended college in Waco, Texas. Bill and Betty were united in marriage on January 27, 1943. After the birth of their first child, Mary in 1950, they moved to Pecos, Texas, where they farmed and then later owned the State Farm Insurance Agency. Betty was a legal secretary to Judge J.M. Preston for 27 years. Their son Bill and daughter Kim were born in Pecos. Betty was involved in many aspects of the Pecos community. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pecos, Beta Sigma Phi, the Pecos Legal Secretaries Association, and parent volunteer for all of their children's activities. She loved to sew, tole paint, and do ceramics. Betty devoted tireless energy and enthusiasm to her family, friends, and community, all of which benefitted from her efforts. She believed strongly in doing the right thing rather than the easy thing, and she passed that lesson on to her children. Betty is survived by her daughter, Mary Caruth and husband, Jim Caruth of San Antonio, Texas; her son, Billy Allen and wife, Wanda Allen of New Braunfels, Texas; and daughter, Kim Poitevint and husband, Duane Poitevint of Midland; grandchildren, Hilary Caruth Hamilton and husband, Brian of San Antonio, Will Caruth and wife, Sarah of San Antonio, Todd Collins and wife, Debra of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Kelly Coronado and husband, Gene of San Antonio, Colin Gorman of New Braunfels, Garret Poitevint and wife, Tandi of Midland, and Preston Poitevint of Midland; great grandchildren include, Conway Hamilton, Adele Hamilton, Barrett Caruth, Caleb Collins, Noah Collins, Brandon Moran, Rain Moran, Justin Moran, Alex Coronado, and Clayton Poitevint. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; parents, Dwain and Adele Sanders, two brothers, Rod Sanders and Davy Sanders. A visitation will be held in Midland on Friday, August 12, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held in Marlin, Texas, on Saturday, August 13, 2011, at 3:00 p.m., at Adams Funeral Home, with a burial following at the Calvary Cemetery in Marlin. The family wishes to thank Hospice of Midland for all their support and loving care of their mother. They suggest memorials to be made to Hospice of Midland, P. O. Box 2621, Midland, Texas 79702. Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences can be made at:

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  Bill Allen (1925 - 2011)
Calvary Cemetery
Falls County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Sandra Brookshire Behne
Originally Created by: Rosemarie
Record added: Aug 11, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74756610
Betty Jo <i>Sanders</i> Allen
Added by: Sandra Brookshire Behne
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You will be missed, dear lady. You as well as Bill had touched so many lives. Peace be with you until we meet again.
- Sandra Brookshire Behne
 Added: Aug. 15, 2011

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