Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

July 15, 2013

Betty Marie Christian

Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana —

Betty Marie Christian, 85, of Corsicana passed away Friday, July 12, 2013 at 9:30 p.m. after a short illness.

Betty was born to George and Bessie Dezern in Enid, Okla. on April 11, 1928. Her family moved to Pampa, Texas where Betty met the love of her life, George Christian. They married on June 6, 1943. This year they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary, surrounded by family.

Betty was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing, handwork, and reading. She was a member of Westhill Church of Christ.

She is preceded in death by two sons, Clifton and Randy.

Mrs. Christian is survived by her husband, George.  Her living legacy includes daughters Cheryl Johnson and husband Tommy of Purdon; Peggy Corder and husband Tollie of Beaumont; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild expected in November.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 15, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Sam Dilbeck officiating. Burial will be 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.

An online guest book is available at

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.