Betty Jean Blackburn

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Betty Jean Blackburn

Betty Jean Blackburn, 93, of Alpine, CA, formerly of Friona passed away March 9, 2018. Celebration of Life Services have been scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 17, 2018 at the 6th St. Church of Christ in Friona with Hal Blackburn and Jeff Procter, minister, officiating. Burial following in the Friona Cemetery by the Hansard Family at Blackwell-Mullins Funeral Home of Friona.

Betty Jean was born August 15, 1924 in Anadarko, Oklahoma to Howard D. and Mary Elizabeth Tackett Mayfield. She attended all grades in Friona and graduated in 1941. She met the love of her life, Keith Love Blackburn in grade school. They were married on November 16, 1942, and were married 62 years. They owned the Mobil Oil Co. in Friona and later owned Blackburn's Ladies Ready to Wear in Albuquerque, N.M. She has resided with her daughter in Alpine, California for the last five years.

She was a faithful member of the Church of Christ of Friona, Albuquerque and San Diego.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a sister-Dorothy Lovelace.

Those continuing her legacy include one daughter, Dr. Jill Blackburn Anella and husband Dr. Ben Anella of Alpine; one sister, Peggy Snider Gikas of Salado, Texas; one sister-in-law, Anna Jo Blackburn of Friona; grandchildren, James Keith Anella, Justin Anthony Anella, Jason Howard Anella and wife Candice, Jennifer Jean Anella Lorek and husband Dan, and a great-grandchild, Aurora Rian Anella.

In lieu of flowers, you may send memorials to Cal Farley's P.O. Box. 1890, Amarillo, TX 79174-0001, New Mexico Christian Children's Home, 1356 N.M. 236, Portales, NM 88130, or Albuquerque Christian Children's Home, 5700 Winter Haven Road NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120.

You may send condolences and sign the online register book at:

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Hansard Family Funeral Home - Friona
815 Main St.
Friona, TX 79035
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Published in Albuquerque Journal on Mar. 17, 2018