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Betty White

January 20, 1932 ~ December 5, 2020 (age 88)


A memorial service is scheduled for 1 pm Saturday, September 11, 2021 at First Evangelical Presbyterian Church for Betty White of Artesia, New Mexico.

Scott Pettus will officiate at the service.  A small reception will be held following the services.

Betty White was born Betty Jean Holt on January 20, 1932, to Horace and Sallie (Bridges) Holt and died December 5, 2020 in Georgetown, TX.

Betty attended Hobbs, NM schools graduating high school in 1950. Married Basil Welch, in Hobbs in 1950. They moved to Carlsbad, NM in 1952 and had two sons, Gary Wayne and David Bruce. She was employed by Carlsbad Municipal Schools for 15 years at the high school.

Her husband Basil Welch died in 1974. She married Paul “Pablo” White in 1978 and moved to Artesia.

She was a member of PEO, Chapter AQ, a board member of Meals on Wheels, member of American Needlepoint Guild and active in the local guild and a member of First Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her father Horace Holt in 1998, son Gary Welch in 2006, husband Paul White in 2007, and mother, Sallie White in 2009.

She is survived by son David Welch, sister, Jeanette Darrough, nieces Shirlee Brown, Jana Recknagel, Deeon Gallegos, stepchildren Jeretta Fischer, Stephen White, Jeff White, Jennifer McAtee, Grandchildren Jason White, Jeannine White, Kandice Duncan, Rebecca Fischer, Chris Fischer, Katie Lewis, Cole White, Lance White, Tara McAtee, Kenneth Stuard, Jessica Mills and 11 great grandchildren.

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Memorial Service
September 11, 2021

1:00 PM
First Evangelical Presbyterian Church (Artesia, New Mexico)

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