Bettie Murlene Rivers

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October 13, 1938 – March 11, 2019

Bettie Murlene Rivers, cherished by her family, passed to the kingdom of the Lord on March 11, 2019. Murlene was born October 13, 1938 in the Hobbs, Texas community of Fisher County. Murlene graduated from Rotan High School in 1956 and married Wallace Rae Jeffery in 1957. Murlene worked for Sallie Mae and retired from Panhandle Plains Student Loan Center in 1997.

Murlene was preceded in death by her daughter, Alecia D’Anne Jeffery McNatt, by her parents, Charles Elyet Rivers and Lova Lee Rivers and sister, Billie Jean Flake.

She is survived by her son Avret David Jeffery, her granddaughters LaSandra Nicole Wilkinson and Kendl Rae McNatt, her great grandson Ryder Cantrell, her great granddaughter Corbin Upthegrove, her brothers Bobby Chester Rivers and Charles Leroy Rivers and numerous nieces and nephews.

Murlene adored her family and enjoyed playing cards and bingo with friends.

Funeral services will be at the First Baptist Church in Rotan, Texas on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Murlene’s name to Accolade Hospice Foundation, 1934 Medi Park Dr., Amarillo, Texas 79106.

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