Betty Arrell Moody Walcher

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  • "Moody/Arrell family-- so sorry to hear of the loss of Jack..."
    - David & Kathy Childress
  • "Margie: I am so very sorry for your loss. Mrs. Walcher..."
    - Beth Rodgers Murphy
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Betty Arrell Moody Walcher died Wednesday, November 27, 2013. She was born November 19, 1922, in Abilene, Texas, to Lee and Marie Arrell. She married Ben F. Moody, June 12, 1942, and had two sons, Mike and Dan. U.S. Air Force Major, Ben F. Moody, died December 2, 1955. Betty married Jack Walcher, August 3, 1957, who had two daughters, Priscilla and Marjorie. Betty embraced her new expanded family and was a wonderful wife to Jack and mother to all her children. She was actively engaged with her family in all their interests and activities. She planned all the family gatherings, vacations, and reunions. Betty loved her second home in Ruidoso and spent lots of quality time there with Jack and her family. She also loved to travel. The family and her friends referred to her as the "travel agent". She would investigate, know where to go, and plan an itinerary for any destination in the U. S. or any given foreign country. Betty had many close and dear friends all her adult life. Her interests were varied. She loved playing cards, board games and puzzles, and played a pretty good golf game. She enjoyed social events and was an active member of many social clubs. She especially enjoyed dancing with Jack and being out with friends and family. She is preceded in death by her husbands (Ben and Jack), a son, and a granddaughter. She is survived by two brothers, Ralph Arrell and wife, Kay, of Midland; and Max Arrell and wife, Betty, of Austin, Texas; and one sister, Norma Andrews of Abilene, Texas; son, Dan Moody and wife, Melinda, of Midland and their three sons: Walker Moody and wife, Shannell, of Houston; Taylor Moody and wife, Ashley, of Dallas, Texas; and Morgan Moody of Austin, Texas; daughter, Marjorie Callahan of Denver, Colorado; and daughter, Priscilla and husband, Leon Obel, of Robstown, Texas, and their four children: Kyle Downing of Austin, Texas; Carol and partner, Maureen Obel, of Newburgh, Maine; Denise and husband, Tom Hueussler, of Fort Worth, Texas; and Wesley and wife, Heather Obel, of Vancouver, British Columbia; twelve great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Betty requested that there be no public services. In honor of her request, a private, family only graveside service will be held after the coming holidays. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Betty, are requested to be made to the Midland Memorial Hospital Foundation; the West Texas Food Bank; or the Permian Basin Area Foundation. Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences can be made at:

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Midland, TX 79710
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Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram from Dec. 9 to Dec. 10, 2013