September 22, 1931 - March 1, 2021
On Monday, March 1, 2021, heaven received one of its sweetest angels, Betty J. Purcell, who passed away due to complications from Alzheimer’s. The immediate family will hold a private service. Please take a moment and share a fond memory or kind expression of sympathy for Betty’s family at www.andersonbethany.com. Betty was born in Enid, Oklahoma, on September 22, 1931, to Rube and Lora Studdard. She retired after over thirty years of employment from the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) and New Mexico Rehabilitation Center. Betty enjoyed her retirement years, spending time with her family and friends, attending Grace Community Church, spending time at her cabin in Cloudcroft, doing ceramics, and caring for her precious fur babies, Tasha and Emilee. Anyone that knew Betty knew that she loved to have fun. What we didn’t realize at the time, was that while we were having fun, we were making precious memories that will last a lifetime. We miss you so much and love you even more. SURVIVORS: Left behind to grieve and also rejoice Betty’s passing to heaven are her daughter, Melodie Hebert; son-in-law (which she loved as her son), Paul Hebert; brother and sister-in-law: Jack and Tommie Studdard; granddaughter, Serenity Gomez (Jason Gomez); grandson, Ryan Hebert; great-granddaughters: Brianna Gomez, Brooke Gomez, and Madison Hebert; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. PRECEDED: Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Rube and Lora Studdard; brother, Wayne Studdard; and her nephew, Rodney Studdard. Betty’s tribute was written in her honor by her family.
On Monday, March 1, 2021, heaven received one of its sweetest angels, Betty J. Purcell, who passed away due to complications from Alzheimer’s. The immediate family will hold a private service. Please take a moment and share a fond memory... View Obituary & Service Information
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