Bettye Jo Loveless Portwood

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Bettye Jo Loveless was born March 26, 1930, on a farm near Carlisle, Texas, to Samuel Allen Loveless and Sallie Bentley Beeland Loveless. Bettye left this earth to be with her heavenly father on April 11, 2017. Bettye was a long-time
member of Bethany Baptist Church. She never met a stranger, took care of everyone, and was always ready to lend a helping hand. She served her church on the visitation team and on the benevolence committee where she was lovingly known as the “tea lady.” She also volunteered on the Carlisle Cemetery Association. Her career
included helping her husband in their finance business and twenty-one years as office manager at Albertson’s grocery in Lubbock. However, her most important roles were as a servant of God, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and
great-grandmother. Upon her graduation from Lubbock High School, she married Rufus M. “Rex” Portwood on
June 5, 1948, at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Lubbock, Texas. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, 14 brothers and sisters, her daughter-in-law, Nancy Portwood, and a grandson, Marshall Neuhaus.She is survived by her sons, Richard M. Portwood and his wife, Melissa of Lubbock; Ron Portwood and his wife, Leal of Katy, Texas. brothers-in-law, Willie Portwood of Taiban, New Mexico, and Jim Portwood of Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Also, left to cherish her memory are her five grandchildren, Nathan and Neal Portwood both of Lubbock, Randy Portwood of Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, Abigail Portwood-Estrada and her husband Moe of Katy, Texas, and Lacy Caldwell and her husband Alistair of Lubbock.She treasured and loved her seven great-grandchildren, Kylee, Kamdyn, Karsyn, and Kolton Portwood, Clara Portwood, Axel Portwood-Estrada and Callum Caldwell.


In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are welcome and the family suggests, Bethany Baptist Church, 4402 40th St, Lubbock, TX 79414.


1 thought on “Bettye Jo Loveless Portwood”

  1. K. and Michael Landress

    Michael and I wanted to tell you how sorry we are for the loss of your mom. Take care~

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