|Birth: ||Dec. 8, 1932|
|Death: ||Mar. 10, 1951|
Bette was an honor society graduate from Abilene High School and a fellow classmate in graduating together in May, 1950. She, her mother, and 3 other friends were killed in a car/truck accident on old highway 80 just east of Abilene, Texas, while returning from a trip to Dallas. she was a student at a business college at the time of her death. Bette was a bright, beautiful, friendly, outgoing young woman, only 18 when she was so tragically killed.Survived by her father. Her desire in life was to be a homemaker.
THE STORY IS THAT THE CHURCH FRIENDS WERE ATTENDING A BILLY Gaham CRUSADE IN DALLAS. RETURNING HOME TO ABILENE LATE SATURDAY EVENING THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED ON A STEEP CURVE ON OLD HIGHWAY 80 JUST A FEW MILES EAST OF ABILENE. THE CAR WAS A 1949 CADILLAC. THE WRECK OCCURRED AT 1:30 AM SATURDAY BETWEEN Abilene AND THE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT THE DRIVER OF THE EAST BOUND TRUCK SKIDDED THE CAB OF HIS TRUCK AND HIT THE LEFT SIDE AND FRONT OF THE CADILLAC.BETTY DIED 3 HOURS LATER AT HENDRICK HOSPITAL.
RITES TODAY FOR MRS. HUCKABEE, DAUGHTER, AUTO WRECK VICTIMS
DOUBLE FUNERAL SERVICES ARE SET FOR 2:30 TODAY IN THE EVANGELICAL CHURCH HERE FOR MRS. E. V.(SIC J. M.) HUCKABEE,51, AND HER DAUGHTER, BETTE, 18, VICTIMS OF A CAR-TRUCK CRASH NEAR HERE SATURDAY.
THE REV. E. W. ROBB, PASTOR, WILL OFFICIATE, ASSISTED BY THE REV. JOE TEMPLE, ALSO OF ABILENE. BURIAL WILL BE IN ELMWOOD MEMORIAL PARK, DIRECTED BY KIKER-WARREN.
MRS. HUCKABEE, WIFE OF AN ABILENE GUN AND KEYSMITH, AND THE DAUGHTER WERE TWO OF THE FIVE ABILENIANS KILLED IN THE CRASH.
JOINT FUNERAL FOR THE OTHER VICTIMS- PERRY KENNER, 30, HIS SISTER, MRS. H. V. HODGES,41, AND HER SON, BOBBY, 11-WAS HELD SUNDAY IN THE EVANGELICAL METHODIST CHURCH.
CONDITION OF DORIS MEYERS, 30, ABILENE SECRETARY, CRITICALLY INJURED IN THE CRASH, WAS REPORTED IMPROVED SUNDAY NIGHT IN HENDRICKS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL. SHE SUFFERED A CRUSHED PELVIS AND OTHER MULTIPLE INJURIES. MONTHS LATER DORIS WAS DECLARED WELL ENOUGH TO BE RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL.
SERVING AS PALLBEARERS FOR THE HUCKABEE FUNERAL WILL BE B. B. LONGACRE, HARVEY PENNER, DON CUNNINGHAM, BILL ST. JOHN, R. W. MCMILLON, W.E. MASHBURNE, EARL BOLER, HOWARD CUMMINGS, NOYLE RODGERS, CURTIS HEAD AND WILLARD BOYCE.
MRS. HUCKABEE OF 1216 SOUTH SEVENTH ST. WAS BORN MARCH 15, 1899 IN HUNT COUNTY, TEXAS, AND LIVED NEAR GREENEVILLE UNTIL MOVING TO ABILENE IN 1920. SHE WAS MARRIED TO MR. HUCKABEE, DEC. 8, 1928 IN ABILENE.
BETTY HUCKABEE WAS BORN IN ABILENE, NOV. 29, 1932. SHE WAS A STUDENT AT DRAUGHON'S BUSINESS COLLEGE HERE.
THE HUSBAND-FATHER SURVIVES.
THIS NEWS ARTICLE/ OBIT IS FROM THE ABILENE REPORTER NEWS.
Jesse Lee Huckabee (1899 - 1951)
Elmwood Memorial Park
Plot: SD E row 9 grave3
Created by: ron
Record added: Sep 16, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15770640