Bettye Borchardt passed away on Monday afternoon, December 30, 2019 at a skilled nursing facility in Keller, Texas. Bettye was born on June 10, 1927 to Violet and M. P. Cody in Bokchito, Oklahoma. She was 92 years, 6 months and 20 days old at the time of her passing. Bettye, an only child, grew up in Bokchito among her parents, grandparents and friends. After graduation from high school, she moved to Dallas to attend Beauty School and to work as a hairdresser. She met Charles Borchardt and they were married on August 3, 1947. Soon afterwards, they moved to Irving where they lived and raised their four children. In 1988 they retired in Bennington. Charles passed away in 2010 and Bettye continued to live at their home in Bennington until her health required that she move to a nursing home. Betty was deeply loved and will be missed by all her friends and family.
Her Survivors Include: Daughter: Rena Mahaffey, Keller Texas, Sons: Gary Borchardt and wife Rebecca of Quinlan, Texas, Larry Borchardt and wife Chalida Pheerathoranis of Irving, Texas, Robert Borchardt and wife Hong of Fort Worth, Texas, Grandchildren: Vickie Malone and husband Rick of Bennington, Oklahoma, Diane Dillingham and husband Corey of Van Alstyne, Texas, Annette Borchardt of Royse city, Texas, Jerri Borchardt of Royse City, Texas, Joanie Patty and Kathy of Lone Oak, Texas, James Patty and Billie Jo of Durant, Oklahoma, Jeff Patty of Royse City, Texas, and Zhi Yang Chen of Fort Worth, Texas, Great Grandchildren: Kayle and Austin Malone of Bennington, Oklahoma, Aaron Hess of Van Alstyne, Texas, Kye Dillingham of Van Alstyne, Texas, John Walker and Rebekah of Sherman Texas, Jace Patty of Royse City, Texas, and Evie Mitchell of Royse City, Texas.
Bettye was preceded in death by parents, Violet Knight and M.P. Cody husband Charles Borchardt; and Son in Law, Ken Mahaffey.
Family hour will be from 7-8:00 PM on Thursday January 2nd at the Holmes~Coffey~Murray Funeral Home in Durant, Oklahoma. A church service will be held at 10:00 AM Friday January 3rd at Old Church in Bennington, Oklahoma with Bro. Roger Speers officiating. Her final resting place will be the Bokchito Cemetery in Bokchito, Oklahoma. Bettye’s pallbearers will be Austin Malone, Arron Hess, Yang Chin, James Patty, Jeff Patty, and Corey Dillingham.
Services are under the direction of Holmes~Coffey~Murray Funeral Home in Durant, Oklahoma www.holmescoffeymurray.com
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