Betty Jo Black, 89, died Jan. 17, 2017 in Glen Rose following a brief illness.

She leaves her sons, Tony Lee, Clayton Black, daughter-in-law Elena Black, grandchildren Justin Black, Sebastian Black, Mateo Black, Jonathan Lee, Andrew Lee, Jennifer Lee, Tony Lee Jr and his wife Missy with two great grandchildren Meagan and Kristen Lee, and her sister Nelda Frels.

Born and raised in Texas, the daughter of Johnny Borth and Ruby Jane Stovall was a longtime resident of Glen Rose.

In her early years Betty worked as a welder in a shipyard and later met her husband Cliff while working at a grocery store. 

Betty and Cliff were married 48 years before Cliff passed away December 7, 2007. 

She loved dancing and especially anything to Elvis Presley.  Betty had a passion for knitting, crocheting and sewing and knew how to garden and can her own food.

A graveside service was held at Squaw Creek Cemetery on Jan. 22 where she was laid to rest by her husband Cliff.