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Betty Brasell

10 mai 193613 septembre 2020
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Betty Brasell, 84, of Lubbock, Texas passed away on September 13, 2020.

She was born in Wellington, Texas on May 10, 1936 to Leonard and Vada Karnes. She attended Wellington High School where she was a member of the 1952 and 1953 District Champion Skyrockette basketball team. She was also the salutatorian of her graduating class. She then graduated with honors from Hardin-Simmons University with a degree in Religious Education.

On August 31, 1957, she married Wayne Brasell in Wellington, Texas and they recently celebrated 63 years together.

Betty worked for St. Paul Insurance Company as an insurance underwriter. She later worked and retired from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

She served as an officer for the Insurance Women of Lubbock several times. She and her husband enjoyed square dancing where they held many local and state offices including Texas State Federation of Square and Round Dancing Presidents. They also enjoyed traveling across North America in their RV once they both retired. She also loved quilting, cooking and growing flowers in her backyard.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters: Lea Ann McGee and husband, Mac of Temple, Texas, Tresa Brasell of Fort Worth, Texas and Katrina Putman and husband, Mike of Bulverde, Texas. She was “Grandmother” to ten grandchildren: Whitney Archer, and husband, Daniel of Gainesville, Virginia, Jared Putman of San Antonio, Texas, Taylor Altomore and husband, Jared of Coraopolos, Pennsylvania, Summer Rollison and husband, Cody of San Antonio, Texas, Luke Putman of Huntsville, Texas, Cody Putman of Alpine, Texas, Mike McGee and wife, Rachel of Temple, Texas, Nick McGee and wife, Donna of San Diego, California, Brandi McGee of Dayton, Tennessee and Lorin LeBlanc and husband, Chris of Belton, Texas.

She was called “G. G.” by 13 great grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Elaine Corbin and husband, Randy of Menard, Texas.

Betty was preceded in death by both of her parents, one sister, Linda Tutt and one brother, Bill Karnes.

The family suggests donations to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at 888-557-7177 or The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 98018, Washington DC 20090--8018 accompanied by a donation form located on their website www.lls.org or directly on the website.

Services

services précédents:

  • Visitation

    vendredi, 18 septembre , 2020

  • Funeral Service

    samedi, 19 septembre , 2020

AUTRES SERVICES:

  • Interment

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Biographie

      Betty Brasell was known as many things to many people. She was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew her best, Betty will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

      Betty was born on May 10, 1936 at She was born in Wellington, Texas on May 10, 1936 to Leonard and Vada Karnes.

      Betty was raised with one brother Bill Karnes and two sister Linda and Elaine. Betty was usually involved in all sorts of activities with her siblings. She and her siblings experienced rivalries typical of a growing family, but they shared many life experiences over the years.

      As a young girl, Betty had a number of interests. Like most children, she enjoyed playing and making up games. She was curious about the world around her and was often eager to explore it. Betty was an active child who took part in basketball where she went on playing in high school. Betty's memorable achievements included. However, to Betty, the most fun to be had was simply playing and spending time with her friends.

      A typical teenager, Betty had a fairly happy high school experience, making that critical transition from adolescence to adulthood. She graduated from She attended Wellington High School where she was a member of the 1952 and 1953 District Champion Skyrockette basketball team. She was also the salutatorian of her graduating class. She enjoyed some classes more than others, having favorite subjects and teachers.

      Betty enjoyed her college years, which may have been a challenge with all of the academics, responsibilities, and the sudden freedom that accompanied them, but Betty was able to manage the balancing act. She also pursued graduate school, where she graduated with honors from Hardin-Simmons University with a degree in Religious Education.

       Empathic and loyal, Betty was committed to making her new family happy. On August 31, 1957, she married Wayne Brasell in Wellington, Texas and they recently celebrated 63 years together.


      Betty worked hard to be a good mother to her children and she did her best to fulfill their needs. Betty was blessed with 3 daughters, Lea Ann, Tresa, and Katrina. Another blessing for Betty was the gift of ten grandchildren, Whitney, Jared , Altomore, Summer, Luke, Cody, Mike, Nick, Brandi, Lorin, 13 great grandchildren,.

      Fortunately, Betty enjoyed what she did for a living. Showing a strong work ethic, Betty worked diligently and did her best to succeed in her career. Her primary occupation was St. Paul Insurance Company as an insurance underwriter. She later worked and retired from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Betty always sought to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

      Betty enjoyed her leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. Her favorite pursuits were, she served as an officer for the Insurance Women of Lubbock several times. She and her husband enjoyed square dancing where they held many local and state offices including Texas State Federation of Square and Round Dancing Presidents. They also enjoyed traveling across North America in their RV once they both retired. She also loved quilting, cooking and growing flowers in her backyard. She was content to enjoy her favorite pastimes alone but was also willing to share her interests with others.

She was called “G. G.” by 13 great grandchildren.

Betty was preceded in death by both of her parents, one sister, Linda Tutt and one brother, Bill Karnes.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters: Lea Ann McGee and husband, Mac of Temple, Texas, Tresa Brasell of Fort Worth, Texas and Katrina Putman and husband, Mike of Bulverde, Texas. She was “Grandmother” to ten grandchildren: Whitney Archer, and husband, Daniel of Gainesville, Virginia, Jared Putman of San Antonio, Texas, Taylor Altomore and husband, Jared of Coraopolos, Pennsylvania, Summer Rollison and husband, Cody of San Antonio, Texas, Luke Putman of Huntsville, Texas, Cody Putman of Alpine, Texas, Mike McGee and wife, Rachel of Temple, Texas, Nick McGee and wife, Donna of San Diego, California, Brandi McGee of Dayton, Tennessee and Lorin LeBlanc and husband, Chris of Belton, Texas. She is also survived by one sister, Elaine Corbin and husband, Randy of Menard, Texas.

      Simply stated, Betty was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by her family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Betty leaves behind her a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life she touched will always remember Betty Brasell.