Betty Jane Norris Perry, a long-time resident of Socorro and Catron Counties, died Sunday, September 1, 2019, at Presbyterian Anna Kaseman Hospice Center in Albuquerque, N.M.
She was born August 1, 1931, in Mason County Texas. Betty traveled with her parents, Sam and Ellie Norris, in 1934, to homestead in Pie Town, N.M., where she met the love of her life, Glenn Perry. They married August 30, 1946, and had five children: Charlotte, Larry, Gary, Shanna and Cheryl. Family was her life and love, always. Betty loved to cook for them, can and freeze fruits and vegetables, sew, quilt, and enjoy the babies. Her family and thousands of Socorro High School students will always remember her as the lunch lady who made the best rolls. She was the Socorro High School head cook from 1966-1991.
Betty is preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Ellie Norris, her beloved husband Glenn Perry, her brothers, Granville, Rex, and Jimmie Norris, son Gary Perry, daughter Charlotte Jones, son-in-law Frank Allison, grandsons Tyler Clymo and Casey Jones, and granddaughter Duana Kight.
She leaves behind her loving daughters Shanna Allison and Cheryl Crosley (husband-Randy), son Larry Perry (wife-Michele), son-in-law Wilton Jones, daughter-in-law Vannetta Perry, her bonus sisters Kitty Norris and Ina Fay Hudgens, ninety-five grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren,and Sammy, her furry friend, all of whom brought her great joy and happiness throughout her life.
A Reception to honor Betty was held Tuesday, September 3, 2019, from 5 to 8 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Socorro. A service was held at 10 a.m., on Wednesday, September 4, at First Baptist Church Socorro. Interment followed at Greer Cemetery, north of Pie Town, N.M., at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 4.
Pallbearers will be Galen Perry, Ty Perry, Dustin Perry, Witon Jones, Jr, Billy Allison, and Chris Allison.
In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to the Presbyterian Healthcare Hospice Inpatient Unit, 8300 Constitution Ave. NE, Albuquerque, N.M, 87110.
To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com. Betty's care was entrusted to Daniels Family Funeral Services, Socorro Chapel.
Frances P. Chavez entered eternal rest on August 25, 2019, at the age of 69.
She was born and raised in Quemado, N.M., and became a long time resident of Socorro.
Frances was known for her contagious laugh. She loved to joke with everyone when she had the opportunity. She loved her family dearly and all the Fresenius kidney care in Socorro and Los Lunas for their generosity.