Betty Carolyn Templeton Colley (1944 - 2012)

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Colley, Betty Carolyn Templeton Betty Carolyn Templeton Colley passed away on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at her home in Plano. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, October 24, 2012 in the First United Methodist Church of Cooper, Texas. Rev. James Horace Aldridge will be officiating. Interment will follow in the Oaklawn Cemetery in Cooper under the direction of the Delta Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from noon till 2:00 PM Wednesday at the church. Betty Carolyn was born on September 18, 1944 in Paris, Texas to Goebel and Kathleen Templeton. She grew up in Cooper, Texas. She graduated from Cooper High School in 1962. After high school she received a B.A. degree from The University of Texas in Austin in 1965. She also received a M.M.E. degree from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. Betty was a composed and published composer from KJOS publishing company. She wrote and published Styles for Piano, Reflection at the Piano, A Very Special Christmas Greeting, and Takin' it Easy which are still being played today. She was awarded Outstanding Texas Composer Award given by Plano Music Teachers' Association. She was Vice President of Texas Group Piano Association, Treasurer of Dallas Music Educators' Association. She was also a member of Richardson Music Teachers' Association, Music Teachers' National Association, Texas Music Teachers Association and M.E.N.C./T.M.E.A. Betty Carolyn is survived by her son Christopher David Colley of Frisco, Texas and daughter and son in law Elise and Jason Young of Dallas, Texas. Grandchildren Christopher and Nazereth Colley and Laura Lee and Jake Young. Her sister Laura Kathryn Templeton. Her nieces and nephews Shanna Crawford, Jason Levy, Robert Templeton, Jr., Mary Elizabeth Templeton, Carol Anne Templeton and June Kathryn Templeton. Online condolences may be made at www.deltafuneralhome.com DELTA FUNERAL HOME 903-395-2165



Published in Dallas Morning News on Oct. 23, 2012
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