Bette Lee Gafford, age 88, of Brownwood passed away Wednesday, April 14, 2010, in Brownwood.              Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, April 18, 2010, in Eastlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. today at Davis-Morris Funeral Home.

    Bette Lee Gafford was born Sept. 10, 1921, in Sherman, Texas, to Clarence and Carey McDaniel. She grew up in Dallas. Bette was married to Clyde Gafford in Rowlett, Texas, on May 30, 1949.  Bette loved her family. She also loved to travel. During World War II, she worked for the government. Bette helped raise three step-children, as well as her niece Janet Shampanore. She also dearly loved her dogs Misty and Mai Thai. Bette truly had a great joy for life. She was the granddaughter of Judge B.L. James, who was head Justice of 5th of Appeals, in Dallas.

    Survivors include her niece, Janet Shampanore, and her Woodson and Jones cousins.

    Mrs. Gafford was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Gafford; her parents; and her sister Jean Ailey.

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