Betty Jo (Beare) Gunn, age 72, of Blanco, Tx. passed away peacefully on January 3, 2014 at the home of her son Donald Jr. after a long illness.
Betty was born in San Antonio, Tx. to William H. and Virginia (Harris) Beare on December 27, 1941. She grew up to become a well respected and caring nurse. She was a widow of Darrell Gunn and in her later years was a loving companion to Parsons C. Rust of Blanco, Tx.
Betty is survived by brother William (Bill) Beare and wife Margaret of Austin, Tx. and sister Margaret (Margie) Thayer and husband Albert of Uvalde, Tx. She is also survived by son Donald L. Broyles Jr. and wife Regina of Johnson City, Tx., son Wayne Broyles, son William (Billy) Petty Jr. of Blanco, Tx. and daughter Brenda Phillips and husband Terry of Henagar Al. Grandchildren: Victoria (Brandy) Broyles, Tara Broyles, BCSO Sgt. Thomas Broyles of Johnson City, Tx., Ashlin Phillips and wife Misty Henagar, Al., Sgt. Christopher Phillips and wife Alicia of Seattle, Wa., Christy Phillips of Henagar, Al., Jessica Teal, and Jonathon and Justin Broyles of Lithia Springs, Ga. Betty is also survived by great-grandchildren: Mina Broyles, Candice Lopez, Kendra Lopez, Andrew Pace, Reagan Howard, Aubree Phillips, Gracie Phillips, Leah Howell, and numerous nieces and nephews which she loved.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents William H. and Virginia (Harris) Beare, and daughter-in-law Christy of Lithia Springs, Ga.
She enjoyed camping, dancing, collecting Coca-Cola memorabilia, taking care of her cats and supporting the BISD and civic organizations. She was a proud member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Blanco Cowboy Church, and other civic organizations.
Betty will be greatly missed by family, friends, and the community. The entire family of Betty Gunn would like to express immense gratitude to the Blanco County EMS, Blanco Volunteer Fire Department, Blanco Police Dept., Blanco County Sheriffs Office, American Legion Post 352, Hill Country Memorial Hospice, Tom and Roxanne Avants, and numerous friends for all the help over the years and at the end of her latest illness.
A Memorial Service will be held at Blanco Cowboy Church on January 18, 2014 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at Blanco National Bank to help cover medical and final expenses.