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Betty Tatum

1924 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Betty Tatum Obituary
ODESSA Our Mom, Betty Tatum, passed away on June 5, 2014, in Odessa, Texas. She was born November 23, 1924, in Sweetwater, Texas.
The graveside service is Saturday, June 7th, at 10:00 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Gardens with Reverend Ivy Shelton officiating.
Mom resided at Emeritus at Sherwood Place in Odessa since November 2011. She enjoyed her life with the Emeritus staff and residents - she was the social butterfly of Emeritus. Mom was a long-time member of Sherwood Baptist Church. Mom worked for the Ector County Sheriff, Ector County District Clerk, and Justice of the Peace; she retired in 1989.
Mom married our Dad, W.A. Tatum, on January 20, 1943. He preceded her in death on May 19, 1968. She is also preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Jeffie Harris; two sisters, Ernestine Tomlin and Jean Black; and one brother, David Harris.
Left to cherish her memory are her three children, Pat Taylor, Judy Morrell and husband James and Donald Tatum and wife Nancy; five grandchildren, Wesley Morrell and wife, JJ, and Dana Taylor, all of Odessa, and Michelle Kahler and husband, Kevin, Ashley Cox and husband, Danner, and Amy Tatum, all of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; four great-grandchildren, Amanda Mirano and husband, Mike, of Odessa, and Jordyn Kahler, Regan Cox and Triton Cox, all of Bartlesville; one great-great-grandchild, Alaine Mirano of Odessa; and one sister, Tootsie Hackfeld and husband, Alvin, of Humble, Texas. She is also survived by nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, we thank you for donations to Home Hospice, Sherwood Baptist Church, or a .
Arrangements are under the direction of Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home.
To send condolences please visit our website at www.sunsetodessa.com.
Published in Odessa American on June 6, 2014
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