Betty Musick

09/01/1934 –


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  • Visitation
Date: 05/21/2021
Time: 6:00 pm
 – 8:00 pm
Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424

  • Funeral Service
Date: 05/22/2021
Time: 10:00 am
 – 11:00 am
South Plains Church of Christ

6802 Elkhart Ave., Lubbock, Texas 79424

6802 Elkhart Ave., Lubbock, Texas 79424


The family of Betty Musick will celebrate her life of 86 years at 10:00 AM on Saturday, May 22, 2021, at the South Plains Church of Christ. Her family will host a time of fellowship and remembrance from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Friday, May 21, 2021, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. She went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 15, 2021.

Betty Agnes (Terry) Musick was born on September 1, 1934, in Portales, New Mexico, to Bob and Musette Terry. She became a Christian when she was 11 years old and was a member of the South Plains Church of Christ at her passing.

She attended the Portales schools.  She was a New Mexico State Health winner in 4-H and was awarded a trip to the 4-H Club Congress in Chicago, Illinois, in 1951. She was selected to Girl’s State in Albuquerque in 1952.  She graduated as Salutatorian of her class in 1953.

Her husband, Gordon Musick, while serving in the army in Korea saw her picture in a hometown paper he received on the front lines when she was selected to Girls’ State. He wrote to her, and a courtship ensued after he returned home. On August 9, 1953, they were married in Portales. Betty enjoyed retelling their love story and after Gordon and Betty were selected for the first Veteran’s Honor Flight from Lubbock in 2012 their story was featured on KCBD’s Hometown Heroes segment.  Betty loved being a wife and mother.  Her proudest moments in life were the births of her children and their births into the kingdom of God at their baptisms.  Gordon and Betty worked for 25 years with small churches in California, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas, then lived for 20 years at Snyder. Betty was secretary to the high school principal there for 17 years. After retirement, they moved to Lubbock in 1997.

She was preceded in death by her parents Bob and Musette Terry, brothers Keith Terry and H.R. Terry, and sister Mildred Gates.

She is survived by her husband, Gordon of the home and four children, Dr. Stan Musick of Locust Grove, GA, Dr. Kerry Musick and wife, Fawn of Mooresville, NC, Sherry Heatherly, and husband, Randy of Lubbock, and Rebecca Wiseman and husband, Randy of Lubbock.  She is also survived by fourteen grandchildren,  Amanda Armstrong and husband, Andrew of Kingwood, TX, Matthew Musick and wife, Sarah of Hewitt, TX, Bambi Musick of Austin,  Jennifer Baron and husband, Greg of Beeville, TX, AJ Nixon of Scottsdale AZ, Reid Musick and wife, Quynh-Thu of Nashville, TN, Whitaker Musick and wife, Anastasia of Port Charlotte  FL,  Corinn Sisson and husband, Adam of Lubbock, Mark Wiseman of Center, TX, Hayden Musick of Mooresville, NC, Michael Musick of Lubbock, Rachel Myatt and husband, Ben of North Little Rock AR, Maggie Robinson and husband, Nate of Purlear, NC, and Levi Musick of Mooresville, NC, and eleven great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by one sister, Sharon Grider, and husband, Gary of Clovis, NM, and a host of nieces and nephews and a great many friends.


Memorials may be made in her name to Lubbock Christian University, Lubbock Children’s Home, or the Children’s Home of Portales.

Celebration of Life


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