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Betty Jo Thurman

March 27, 1935November 15, 2020

Betty Jo Thurman (Myers), age 85, passed away on November 15, 2020.

Betty was born in Phoenix on March 27, 1935. She graduated from Phoenix Technical High School and retired from the City of Phoenix Law Department.

Betty was a member of the Phoenix Union Alumni Board for several years. She was also a member of the Moose, Eagles and the American Legion.

She was preceded by the passing of her husband of 49 years, James R. Thurman. She is survived by her sons, Greg (Michelle) Magness and Travis (Carolyn) Thurman; adopted daughter Chris Galaviz; siblings Debbie Saavedra, Roger Myers and Gary Myers; 3 grandchildren, Glen Magness, Kevin Magness and Benjamin Thurman; and 5 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held on December 1, 2020 at Greenwood/ Memory Lawn Mortuary, 719 N. 27th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85009. Visitation will be from 9:00-11:00 am and Graveside service will be at 12:15pm.

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Diane White

December 3, 2020

I so enjoyed having Betty as a neighbor. Our little visits were always a hoot. I am a snowbird and never dreamed Betty would not be here when I returned.
RIP Betty, you will be missed.

Melody Smith

November 23, 2020

I will miss Betty so much...Your phone calls and our Friday lunches. We had so many plans together. I remember telling you that you were like a female Will Roger's you never met a stranger. You brought happiness to so many people and I am blessed to be one of them. We had so much fun going down memory lane together.
You will always be in my heart and I will smile when I think of you.
Love your friend
Melody

Ann Corley

November 22, 2020

Betty Jo and my late husband, Don Corley, were on the Phoenix Tech school board together so I always went to the meetings with Don. Betty was the president and a "mover & a shaker". She kept things going in every event. I loved her dearly and will miss her good humor and great all-round attitude. RIP!

Joy Kiggins-Smith

November 22, 2020

My dear friend this was not supposed to happen this way, it is not what we planned. I miss you terribly and some how I just can't believe you are gone. Who am I going to call now and hash over our high school years and the many problems of today and how much we miss the good years past.
Truly miss you but believe you are at peace.

Todd Carlson

November 22, 2020

I first met Betty at the moose lodge. Betty would come to hear our band play and during our break I would always make time to talk to her. She always had a joke and great conversations. Betty will truly be missed. Godspeed.

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