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Betty Barnett

Betty Barnett

The family of Betty Barnett will celebrate her life of 88 years at 2:30 p.m. Monday, March 15, at the City of Levelland Cemetery.

Her family will host a time of fellowship and remembrance from 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 14, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers.

She passed on Thursday, March 11, 2021.

Betty Jean Barnett was born on May 5, 1932, in Big Spring, to Grover and Mamie Digby Griffice.

She grew up in Levelland and graduated from Levelland High School in 1949 and later South Plains College.

She married Tom Alexander of Levelland and they had two sons, Greg and Steve.

She later married W.K. “Bill” Barnett and they moved from Levelland to Lubbock where she resided until her death.

Betty was a member of First Baptist Church of Lubbock where she was a member of the Joy Sunday School class.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; one sister and her husband, Bill, who passed away Nov. 7, 2005.

Survivors include her sons: Steve Alexander (Jan) of Lubbock, Greg Alexander of Plano and step-son, Ken Barnett (Gwen) of Van Alstyne; grandchildren: Craig Alexander (Kristi Hesco) of Colleyville, Eric Alexander of Dallas, Leigh Alexander (fiancé, Corey Giammarco) of Fort Worth, Aimee Harwood (Chris) of Dallas, Austin Alexander of Plano and Zach Alexander of Rockwall; step-grandchildren, Kenneth Barnett and Drew Barnett of the DFW area.

She also leaves behind three great-grandsons: Weston, Max and Knox.

The family suggests memorials to Hospice of Lubbock or to First Baptist Church, Joy Sunday School class.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Brookdale Remington Park where she spent the last four and a half years of her life for the loving care they provided to her, as well as Hospice of Lubbock for their care and support in her final months.

The family invites you to visit to sign her virtual guestbook and download her memorial keepsake folder to your device for printing.

The family asks that you consider viewing her Life Tribute, a video of photographs set to her favorite music.

1 Comment

  1. Yvonne Simpson on March 13, 2021 at 1:53 pm

    Betty was my aunt but because she was only a few years older, I felt like she was more like a sister. She was close to our family and spent summers when we were growing up and stayed with us a semester of her junior high school year. My mother was her older sister and she was sometimes like a mother to Betty. Later when she married and had Greg and Steve, they would come to Mother’s and my and my sister’s kids were about the same age so Mother thought “the more the better”.

    In our later years, after Daddy died, Mother and my sisters and I and Betty, and sometime my brother John, would go to Lajitas and Ruidoso. Those were good times. The last time I saw Betty, she went with Ray and me to visit Mother in Fredericksburg where she was living in assisted living. Although there was 15 years difference in their ages they were always close and loved each other.

    It is sad that she is the last of the Griffice family and she will be missed by me and my family.

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