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In Remembrance
Betty June Samford
Carnes Brothers Funeral Home

Betty June SamfordBetty June Samford, age 79, died Monday, June 4, 2007 at John Sealy Hospital in Galveston.  Funeral services will be at 10:00 am , Thursday, June 7, 2007, 2007 at First Baptist Church in Galveston, Texas with Dr. Ray Meador officiating and Dr. Grayson Glass assisting. Burial will be at Cedarlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Sherman, Texas Friday, June 8, 2007 at 10:00 am. The family will receive visitors at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home, 1201 Tremont, Galveston, Texas on Wednesday, June 6, 2007 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Betty was born August 9, 1927 to Lloyd G. and Mae Hall Rich in Denison, Texas. She attended Denison public schools and graduated from Denison High School in 1944. She was a pre-school teacher at Temple Academy and Travis Academy from 1970 until 1982. She then was employed by UTMB in the Physician Billing Services from 1982 until her retirement in 1991. She taught Sunday School to the 4 year olds for 15 years and was a dedicated member of First Baptist Church of Galveston.

Preceded in death by her parents and husband, Maurice S. Samford, Betty is survived by her sons, Greg Samford of Galveston, Jeff Samford and wife, Andrea of Deer Park and Todd Samford and wife Jodi of La Porte, Texas; grandchildren, Andrew Samford, Todd Samford, II, Hollie Parker, Bailie Samford, Josh Behrmann and Ryan Behrmann; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Pallbearers are Andrew Samford, Todd Samford, II, Josh Behrmann, Ryan Behrmann, Joe Rendon and Larry Thompson.

Memorials may be made in Betty’s name to the Maurice Samford Preschool Fund at First Baptist Church, 822 23rd Street, Galveston, Texas 77550.

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