Betty Olson Bordelon

December 15, 1921 - January 19, 2008

Betty Olson Bordelon, age 86, passed away January 19, 2008. She was born December 15, 1921, in Ada, Oklahoma, the daughter of Lester Olson and Louelle (Foster) Olson. In March 1941 she married Elric Bordelon in San Antonio, Texas. Mrs. Bordelon was a long-time resident of Lubbock, Texas and a member of Christ the King Catholic Church in Lubbock. She moved to Assisted Living in Frisco in 2006 to be near family. She is survived by her daughters, Dianne Benyak and her husband, John of Plano and Nancy Finley of Stillwater, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Brad Benyak and his wife, Robin of Allen, Texas, Justin Finley, who is serving his country in Iraq, Jessica Finley of Lawrence, Kansas and Jennifer Kelly and her husband, Aidan of New York City, New York; great-granddaughter, Brynn Benyak, and brother James Olson of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband Elric in 2006, and sister, Dorothy Olson. A special thank you to the staff of The Lodge at Preston Ridge in Frisco for the kindness and care shown to her. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, January 25, at DFW National Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home on Hwy. 75 in McKinney at their convenience on Thursday, January 24, to pay their respects and to sign the register book.

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Dear Family, Our deepest sympathy to all of you for the passing away of Betty. We are their friends from Christ the King and we certainly have miss Elric and Betty. We remember the good times we have, especially on our meeting at the special New Year sale at Dillard's store when we all bought all kind of unnecessary stuff. We keep them and all the family in our prayers. May God bless all of you. Steve and Catherine Tjia, January 26, 2008 I too miss Betty. She and Elric were a big help to me here at Lubbock's Catholic Family Service. Their loving care will always be remembered. My Love and prayers are with you and all your family. Donna Marie Engleman, January 25, 2008 We are so sad to hear of Bettye's passing. She and Elric were wonderful neighbors and friends that we truly loved. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Kenny and Beverly Ellis, January 25, 2008 Diane, you may not remember me, but I was in the Class of '59 with you. I wanted to send my condolence on the loss of your Mother. I know it's a hard time for you as I lost my Mother two years ago in September. She was just 2 weeks from her 90th birthday. I still think of her every day. Just wanted you to know I'm thinking of you and your family in this time of sorrow. Sincerely, Annette Watkins Dalton Annette Watkins Dalton, January 24, 2008 Dear Diane, So sorry about your loss of your mother. Your mother and dad were such a joy to be around. They always made me feel right at home. Your dad had such a great sense of humor, and your mother always greeted me with a smile. I could hardly believe that your close family friend Naydine also passed away. They are probably greeting each other in Heaven at this moment. My thoughts and prayers will be with you. After having lost my mother in September, I can understand your feelings. Sincerely, Marguerite Marguerite McWilliams, January 24, 2008 Dear Diane, I know how it feels to lose your mother. My prayers are with you now as you go thru this period of loss. Sharon Towns-Class of '59 Sharon Ann Gowen Towns, January 23, 2008 Diane and family, I have just learned of the passing of your mother and wanted you all to know that you are in my prayers. It is never easy to say that final good-bye to a parent. No matter how prepared we believe we are we are never really prepared. God bless you as you go through the days ahead. Linda Elliott, January 23, 2008 Dear Bordelon family, Dee and I would like to extend our condolences on the loss of your mother. We remember how radiant and cheerful Betty and Elric greeted us at Christ the King each saturday night. Wonderful people who spread the Good Word. God bless you! Scott and Dee Bergfeld Scott Douglas Bergfeld, January 23, 2008 Diane, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. There is so much comfort in knowing that she was a Christian. We will see our loved ones again. I did not know your mother except through you, and I can say that she left a wonderful legacy in you. What better thing for a parent! My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Cherish the memories! Ann Dale, January 23, 2008 We were saddened to learn of Betty's death and we send our deepest sympathy to all of her family. She was so proud of her daughters and their families and that darling little great grandchild. We miss Betty and Elric on Saturday afternoons at church and loved Elric's great sense of humor and Betty's contagious laughter. We feel blessed to have counted them as our friends. How ironic that Naydene passed on the same day as Betty. But, they are probably helping each other get ready for eternity in heaven together. Roy T. and Jerry Grimes Roy T. and Jerry Grimes, January 23, 2008 Dear Family, we feel very fortunate to have had Betty and Elric in our church community all these many years. May you each feel some consolation knowing there are many of us here that know this is a better earth because Betty and Elric did so much for so many. Our prayers are with all of you. God be with you Helen and Tom Musiak, January 23, 2008 Dianne, when my daughter called me today to tell me about your mother, I could hardly believe it. We had talked just a few weeks ago. Both your mother and dad were great to Joe and I. All the Botiks want you to know that you and your family are in our prayers. May God be with you during this most difficult time. Evelyn Botik, January 23, 2008