Bettye Jean Ritchie Pollard, 82, of Alvarado passed into her Lord's arms on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at home surrounded by her family. Service: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church in Alvarado. Interment: Bethany Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Clayton Kay-Vaughan Funeral Home in Alvarado. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bettye's name to the First United Methodist Church of Alvarado; the American Cancer Foundation; or the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, N.Y. 10018.
Bettye was a loving wife and mother and a friend to all. Her life will live on through her children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Chet and Mitt Ritchie, and brother, Dorris J. Ritchie.
Bettye is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Bill Pollard; son, Skeeter Pollard of Mansfield; daughters, Deborah Broussard of Houston, Ikie Pollard of Fort Worth, Belinda and husband, Kent Johnson, of Alvarado, Valerie and husband, Danny Martin, of Burleson; grandchildren, Dereck and Heath Trull, Chance Broussard, Ritchie and Cameron Martin; great-grandchildren, Cheyenne and Gage Trull.