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Bettye Broome Close

January 29, 1943 — March 21, 2023


Bettye Glee Broome Close, 80 of Spearman passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2023.. No services are currently planned. Cremation is under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.

Bettye Glee was born on January 29, 1943, in Tucumcari, New Mexico to Percy and Glee (Wood) Broome. She graduated from Tucumcari High School in 1961. Bettye attended the University of Utah and graduated from Eastern New Mexico University receiving her Bachelors and Masters in elementary and special education. She was in band and was a twirler through junior high, high school, and college. She taught twirling , dancing, and skating. She taught special education for 28 years in New Mexico and Texas. After many years, she found her soul mate and married Joe Close. She loved her animals and country life

Bettye was preceded in death by her husband; parents, Percy and Glee Broome; and grandparents, Enoch and Grace Wood.

Surviving are three children and many chosen family and friends.

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