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Betty Jean (Halton) Moore

June 18, 1930 ~ September 22, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old

Betty Moore Obituary

Betty Jean Helton Moore, (93), was born on June 18, 1930, in Sulphur Springs, Texas to Tom and Nina Helton.  She passed from this life Friday, September 22, 2023 with her family by her side.

Betty married Roy Keith Moore on January 24, 1963 and this union was blessed with two children.  Karen born in April 1966 and Tim born in December 1967.  

Roy Keith and Betty owned and operated L&M Foods in Chillicothe, Texas and in 1972 purchased what later became Moore’s Thriftway in Paducah, Texas where Roy Keith and Betty resided and raised their children and grandchildren.

Betty engaged in numerous hobbies.  She was an avid fisherman.  She enjoyed spending time at the lake and on family vacations in Colorado.  Betty was well-known in her community for her elaborate Christmas decorations.  Betty would begin preparations early so each Christmas season beginning on Thanksgiving night people could start driving by her house to see her yard with numerous illuminated Santas, sleighs, bears, carolers and reindeer.  Watching people drive slowly by made Betty feel special.

The thing that gave Betty the most joy was family, especially the grandchildren beginning with Kaitlyn born in 1995, Alyssa born in 1996, Kristyn born in 1997 and Rory born in 2002.  One activity that Betty or Grandma liked to do with her grandchildren was have them along to watch scary movies, that she loved but couldn’t stand to watch alone.

Betty will be remembered as a joyful person with a great sense of humor.  She will also be remembered as a faithful member of the Paducah Church of Christ who loved the Lord and left a legacy of faith in Jesus Christ to her children and grandchildren as well as numerous family and friends.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Roy Keith, one brother Forrest, her four sisters Jewel, Verna, Sue and Doris.

She is survived by her daughter Karen Elliott and husband Monte of Paducah, her son Tim Moore and wife Erika of Paducah, granddaughters Kaitlyn Deaton of Houston, Alyssa Moore of Lubbock, Kristyn Deaton of Plainview and a grandson, Rory Moore of Paducah, a sister (niece) Carol Collier of Batesville, Arkansas, a sister-in-law, Elsie Helton of Vernon, Texas, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

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September 28, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Zapata Funeral Home Chapel Paducah
904 North 13th Street
Paducah, TX 79248

Graveside Service
September 29, 2023

11:00 AM
Garden of Memories Cemetery
Garden of Memories
Paducah, TX 79248

Interment following funeral service
September 29, 2023

Garden of Memories Cemetery
Garden of Memories
Paducah, TX 79248

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