Bette J. Neely, 72, of Payson, died Dec. 18, 2005 in Phoenix after a long illness.
She was born Bette Jean Scherz April 27, 1933, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
She married Templeton Greer (T.G.) Neely in 1954.
The family moved to Tucson in 1967 and to Phoenix in 1970. They also spent 10 years in Southern California. The Neelys moved to Payson in 1994.
Mrs. Neely was widowed in 2003 and moved to Phoenix to be closer to her children.
She is survived by her children Greg (Marie) and Laura (Nathan); and grandchildren Rafael (26), Laura (23), Javier (21), Soledad (20), Joseph (11) and Megan (8).
Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 29 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 3550 E. Knox Road, Phoenix. A reception will follow at Bahama Breeze restaurant, 7200 W. Ray Road, Chandler.