Betty Jean Actkinson LUBBOCK- Betty Jean Actkinson, 81, passed away Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 in Abilene Texas. She was born on March 22, 1932 in New Deal, Texas to W.W. and Minnie Yarbrough. Betty retired from Texas Instruments, and was a member of the Red Hat Society. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her joy in life was to be with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Betty is survived by two sons, Leonard Actkinson and wife Sue of Vallejo, Calif., and Mike Actkinson and wife Elizabeth of Mesquite, Texas; two daughters, Barbara Brown and husband Robert of Abilene, and Belinda Cannon and husband Ronny of Sand Springs, Okla.; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Linard; grandson, Sean Brown; great-grandson, Isaac Woodmansee; as well as two brothers. Visitation will be tonight, Jan. 13, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Resthaven Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 at 1 p.m. in Resthaven's Abbey Chapel with burial to follow Resthaven Memorial Park. Online condolences may be made at www.resthavenfuenralhome.com.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Jan. 13, 2014