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Jeanette Betterton

Jeanette Betterton, 90, former longtime Guymon, Oklahoma, resident passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2022, in Amarillo, Texas, where she has lived for the past few years.

The daughter of Donald Nathaniel and Gladys Leora (Storm) Griffis, Jeanette Lee was born September 19, 1931, in Crook County, Wyoming.

Jeanette and Ernest C. Betterton were united in marriage on March 31, 1957, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The family moved to Guymon from Belle Fourche, South Dakota, in 1967.

Jeanette was a loving homemaker and had also worked as a waitress. She enjoyed crocheting and playing cards and dominoes.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernie Betterton on February 25, 2011; her parents, Don and Gladys Griffis; one sister, Donna Borchgrevink; one son, Mark Betterton; and two grandsons, Jeremy and Jesse Betterton.

Jeanette is survived by her three siblings, Patsy Alms, Gene Griffis and Jerry Griffis, all of Wyoming; six children, Clifford Betterton of Choctaw, Oklahoma, Mike Betterton of the US Virgin Islands, Dennis Betterton of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Bruce Betterton of Optima, Oklahoma, Connie Boyd of Amarillo and Linda Betterton of Amarillo; eleven grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon, January 15 at the Bunch – Roberts Chapel.

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