On Feb. 2, 2013, Heaven welcomed Elizabeth “Betty” Woolverton, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, after a long and courageous battle with ovarian cancer.
Betty was born in North Bay, Ontario, Canada, on Aug. 26, 1944, to Alice and Harold Briscoe. She married the love of her life, Jeff Woolverton, on April 11, 1987. She centered her life around her church, family and friends. Betty was an active member of New Frontiers Cowboy Church. She was very proud to have been the first female member of the Terrell Kiwanis Club. She loved spending time with Jeff, her children, grandchildren and many friends. She lived her life with grace, compassion, and ever giving love for her family. She was one of a kind.
She is survived by her husband, Jeff Woolverton, of Terrell; daughters, Nancy Harvard and husband Jack of Fairview, Susan Schulz and husband Wayne of West Tawakoni, Michelle Shaw of Lewisville, Teresa Gribble of Greenville; and sons, Jim Woolverton of Terrell, Billy Harrelson of Greenville and Mike Schalchli of Lindale; sisters, Ethel “Tootsie” Childerhose of Canada; and brothers, Donald and Dick Briscoe of Canada. She is survived by many, many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her beloved daughter, Carolyn Palmer Deyoe, whom we know is now dancing by her side in Heaven.
The family would like to thank all of Betty’s family and friends for their love and support through this long journey. We couldn’t have made it through without you. A special thank you to Dr. Carolyn Matthews at Baylor University for her continuous support, and affection, for our beloved mother.
Betty’s life will be celebrated in a memorial service at Eubank Chapel in Canton on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 11 a.m. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4, at the Eubank Funeral Home.
Pallbearers are Jim Woolverton, Mike Schalchli, Ben Woolverton, Ron Lanier, Mickey Denman and Chris Palmer.