Betty Jo McGee Dill Naylor Coker, 93, of Hobbs passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at her daughter’s home. We welcome friends and family to join us in celebrating Betty Jo’s life. She was well loved and will be greatly missed. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 19, 2018 at Griffin Funeral Home with Jeff Fair, officiating. Interment will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends for visitation on Sunday, March 18 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Betty Jo was born on February 27, 1925 in Corsicana, Texas to Harry and Jessie Mae McGee.
She attended Robinson High School and Southwest Junior College, and was raised in Corsicana, Kilgore, Texas and Robinson Illinois. During WWII, she was known as “Betty the Riveter” in California while waiting for her fiancé to return from WWII. After an engagement from 1941 to 1944, she married her WWII war hero and love of her life Roger Dill in 1944. After his death from a drowning accident in 1950, Betty Jo married James Naylor in 1952.
Betty Jo moved to Hobbs in 1956 where she lived most of her life. She was employed as a dental assistant/technician for Dr. Larry White. Betty was a member of the VFW, American Legion, Women’s Bible Study and an active member of First Christian Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents Harry and Jessie Mae McGee; brother Harry McGee and husbands Roger Lewis Dill and James Naylor.
Betty Jo is survived by her four children, Ronnie and wife Kathy Dill of Midland, Bob and wife Ellen Dill of Dallas, James Naylor and Julie Cree of Odessa and Deborah and husband Richard Rupard of Hobbs; ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Memorial gifts can be given to First Christian Church, 305 W. Alston, Hobbs, NM 88240, (575) 393-0291.
I am so sorry to hear of your loss! Thank you so much for posting this or we would never have known! I didn't realize she worked with Dr. White, my dentist, many years ago! God bless each of you and prayers go out to you and the family.
Judy and Bob
Judy and Bob GroundsSt. Amant, LA
Thinking of you today as you himor your mother ‘s life. May God give you peace during this time of loss. Robert and Ron,y longtome friends, Know I am thining of you especially alomg with your famlies.
Susie Matthews StevensonAmarillo, TX
Dear Bob, Debbie, Ronnie, James, and family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. We are so sorry for the loss of your mom. We know how difficult it is to lose your mom, the hub of your family. We will keep all of you in our prayers.
Sarah and Worth GardenhireMesquite, TX
Dear Debbie, Ronnie, Bob , James and family:
Sending lots of love and deepest sympathy during this time. Love all of you.
Sara HauserKnightdale, NC
She was a very Loving woman. So very grateful to have been able to take care of her. She will be missed.
I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Kandi Pardue (Allen)Hobbs, NM
James, Debbie & families, May you all find comfort in each other and in all your fond memories of your mother. Blessings to all of the family, now and in the coming days.
Vicki Estesclayton, NC