Apr 292011

Betty Lou Powers, 82, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix. The funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 3, at the Owens Livingston Mortuary-White Mountain Chapel, located at 320 N. Ninth St. in Show Low, where visitation will begin one hour prior. The concluding service and interment will follow at the Show Low Cemetery. The services will be presided by Pastor Rick Butterworth.

She was born on July 28, 1928, in Miami, Okla., to the late Kenneth and Clara (Jordan) Ray.

Betty Lou was very much involved with her communities’ activities and was a founding member of the Pine Needlers of Heber/Overgaard.

She knew the value of a good education, and used her bachelor’s degree to obtain a teaching certificate. She was a dedicated and accomplished high school English teacher for 35 years. She loved her students, and they, in return, loved her.

Survivors include two children, T. Dwight Powers of Springerville and Lisa Powers of Mayer; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Marlene Riek of Tyler, Texas; and her special friend, David Meyer of Overgaard.

In addition to her parents, Betty Lou was preceded in death by her husband, Eli Powers in 1984.

Her family would appreciate your support by sending memorial contributions directly to them.