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Betty M. Eaglin Gillespie
© Cheyenne Star
10 Mar 2011
Submitted by: Wanda Purcell

Betty M. Eaglin Gillespie, 72, of Cheyenne, Oklahoma passed away in Elk City, Oklahoma on Thursday, March 3, 2011 from cancer.

She was born on April 1, 1938, the daughter of Kenneth and Clara Eaglin of Hobart, Oklahoma.

She moved to Lubbock, Texas where she attended Texas Tech University and married William Joe "Bill" Gillespie on November 10, 1961, a long time resident of Lubbock.

Betty's life was joyful as she spent time with family and friends, traveling, playing bridge and volunteering.

She was actively involved in the community and the Methodist Church.

Her accomplishments of which she was most passionate include serving as President of both the Lubbock Apartment Association and the Texas Apartment Association.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Clara Eaglin; husband William Joe Gillespie; brother-in-law Michael Francis; Doris Beers; and her nephew, Mark Beers.

She is survived by two daughters, Jennifer Gillespie and Ted Kimzey, and her children Dusta, Sage, and Trey of Strong City, Oklahoma; Jannene Gillespie Litchfield, her husband, Ed Litchfield, and their children Shannon and Kelli of Granite Bay, California; two sisters Pat Francis of Hobart, Oklahoma; and Claire Beers of San Antonio, Texas; Pat Francis' family includes Lauren, Jimmy and Jemma Hollis; Claire Beers' family includes Debra, Randy, Maris, Katherine, Kevin German and Clayton Beers.

Graveside services will be held at Resthaven Cemetery in Lubbock, Texas on Monday, March 7, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.

Rose Chapel Funeral Service of Cheyenne has been entrusted with arrangements.

Memorial gifts may be made to her church, Cheyenne United Methodist Church, Cheyenne, Oklahoma or the American Heart Association.

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