Betty Picquet

Betty Picquet

Loving wife, precious sister, and super mom peacefully passed on Wednesday, April 6th. She leaves behind her husband Norman of 70 years, her 3 living sisters; Madelyn, Jo, and Jennifer(John); brother-in-laws; Cleburn and Hal, sister-in-law; Dottie, 6 children; Michael(Stephanie), Pamela, Elizabeth(Colie), Annette(William), Cynthia(Jack) and Patrick(Melanie); 10 living grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Barbara, brothers-in-laws William, Albert, and Paul, sister-in-law Collette, son-in-law Steven, and two grandchildren. Betty was born in Oklahoma and raised in Borger,Texas. After graduating from Borger High School, she met and married Norman while both were employed by Phillips Petroleum.  The family grew and moved to Memphis, Tennessee. They briefly transferred to Big Spring, Texas, returning to Germantown, Tennessee, eventually retiring to Angel Fire and Albuquerque, New Mexico. Early on, her volunteerism and political activism centered on the Tennessee Federation of Republican Women where she was president of the Western Region. Betty’s love of flowers was instilled by her mother, Juanita. She studied the art of arranging flowers, becoming a Show Judge, and traveling cross country to judge arrangements. She was also a member of the Garden Club in Germantown, and was a founding member of the Angel Fire Garden Club where she was awarded a lifetime membership in the National Federation of Garden Clubs.  Betty and Norman wrote and received a grant from the National Garden Clubs for the flowerbeds placed at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Angel Fire.  The memorial garden is where Betty’s ashes will be laid to rest. A funeral mass in Betty’s memory will be held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Santa Fe, New Mexico on June 17th.   In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis,Tennessee, the Garden Club of Angel Fire, P.O. Box 503, New Mexico 87710  or send a flower to someone you love today in her memory. She loved children and flowers! We will miss her terribly!

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Elizabeth Donaldson

Betty, my mother was a beautiful and graceful woman full of love for her Husband, children and sisters. We will miss her so much!

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