Bettie Sue West was born Dec. 12, 1947, in Tiller, Ark., to John and Velma (Rogers) West and passed away Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, at the age of 72.
Bettie attended and graduated from Tiller High School in Arkansas, but has been a resident of the Watonga community since 2002.
She was a voracious reader and loved to travel. Along her travels, Bettie never met a stranger and greeted all those she met with a kind smile.
She enjoyed living in the country where she could be around the wildlife.
Bettie was preceded in death by her parents; seven brothers, Jim West, John Earl West, Bob West, Thomas “Butch” West, Steve West, and Keith West; one sister, Leona Clark; and one nephew, Eric Jay West.
She is survived by one sister, Louise Lewis of Arkansas; two sisters-in-law, Melinda West of Guthrie and Sandra (West) Maddux and husband Don of Watonga; four nephews, Ed West and wife Kasey of Texarkana, Roger West and wife Darla of Andrews, Texas, Harold West Sr. and wife Ruth of Bowie, Texas and Stewart West of Guthrie; one niece, Rebecca West of Guthrie; as well as several other nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.
A private family service for Bettie will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Watonga Senior Citizens Center.