Bettye Nabors passed away early Jan. 10, 2016, in Big Spring, Texas. She was born Bessie Laverne Franks Jan. 23, 1930, in Erath County, Texas. Her mother and father were John and Bessie Franks and her three sisters, Vera, Wynn and Mary. |
Bettye married Gene Nabors in Stephenville in 1946 and soon after they moved to Big Spring. Gene Nabors and Bettye had two children, Paul and Rachel. Bettye and Gene traveled the world together. Gene preceded her in death July 4, 1994. In later years she married Al Green of Lubbock, Texas, who was an old high school classmate of hers, and Bennett Brooke of Lakeway, Texas. Bennett and his family lived next door to the Nabors on Dallas Street and were godparents to the Nabors children.
Bettye loved to travel and read, and was an excellent cook. She also enjoyed baking and shared her awesome homemade bread with friends and family at Christmas time. She was a member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Big Spring. Bettye was very compassionate and intuitive and always had time to stop and listen and to help whenever the need arose. She will be remembered as a great lady by her family and friends.
She is survived by her son, Paul Nabors and wife, Patti, of Big Spring; and her daughter, Rachel; her three grandchildren, Evan Nabors and wife, Stephaniel of Marysville, Calif., Amanda Williams and husband, Steven, of Levelland and Nina Marquez of Big Spring.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, at St. Mary's Episcopal Church. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family suggests memorials to St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 1001 Goliad, Big Spring, Texas 79720 or to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 866-232-8484.
Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences may be made at: www.npwelch.com
Published in Big Spring Herald on Jan. 12, 2016