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Betty Lou (Turner) Roper

December 24, 1943 ~ January 30, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Betty Roper Obituary

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Betty Lou Roper on January 30, 2024, at her residence in Lordsburg, surrounded by her loved ones. Betty's journey began on December 24, 1943, in Roswell, NM, as the cherished daughter of Raymond and Minnie Turner. On October 26, 1959, she found eternal love and companionship when she married James (Fred) Roper.

Together, they embarked on a new chapter in Lordsburg in 1972, where they lovingly raised their four children.

Betty dedicated many years of service as a School Bus Driver for the Lordsburg Municipal Schools. Even after retirement, she continued to share her warmth and care as a substitute driver.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, and her beloved husband, Fred. She also mourned the loss of her two sons, Johnnie and Charles Roper. Left to cherish her memory are her sister Delma (Ronnie) Harnett, her daughters Terrie (Jim) Granatowski and Linda (Steven) Vigus, and her daughter-in-law Renee Roper. Betty's legacy lives on through her adoring grandchildren: Krystal (Fabian) De La 0, James Roper, Justin (Brenda) Hines, Chrissy Roper, Kelsie (Cody) Gentry, and Keith (Jordan) Vigus. Additionally, she leaves behind eight great-grandchildren who brought her immense joy throughout her life.

Betty will be fondly remembered by her extended family, including numerous nieces and nephews, as well as her cherished church family in Pima, AZ. Her kindness, compassion, and unwavering faith will forever be etched in their hearts.

A graveside service will be Wednesday February 7, 2024 at 11 o’clock in the morning with Cody Gentry officiating.

Pallbearers will be Justin Hines, Keith Vigus, Bobby Turner, Orlando Talavera Jr., Deven De La O, and Kristian De La O.  Honorary bearers are Fabian De La O, Steven Vigus, Jim Granatowski, Fabian De La O Jr., Kieran Vigus, Zeke De La O, Jerry Turner and Dave Gentry.

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