Betty Jean Jeffcoat


Did you know her? This woman could fix just about anything from small car projects to cutting your hair. No matter the issue she would always be there.

You know, that wonderful woman who would give you her last dime, talk out a problem in the middle of the night. Lend you her shoulder until all your tears were gone.

The one who would battle for you until the fight was won. With her great love of life, she would light up a room — girth and grace — gone all too soon.

On the morning of July 24, 2018 this angel gained her wings and flew home. Betty Jean (Mathews) Jeffcoat passed away quietly at her home at the age of 82, after a second battle with cancer.

Born Aug. 8, 1936 in Jasper, Tenn. at the age of seven she arrived in Globe, pulling into the old train station. Betty attended school in Miami, Ariz. married and pursued a career as a bookkeeper and longtime residency in Phoenix, Ariz.

Betty had many life experiences and successes. She pursued college courses in business and through hard work and climbing the “ladder” ultimately retired from NXtrend technologies as a computer programmer/software consultant.

When asked what her greatest success in life was, her response, “My Children.” She raised four on her own. Betty loved her family, friends, a good book, traveling, time at the casino, her garden and a good fishing trip.

Betty is proceeded in death by her parents Luther and Lillian Mathews, five siblings and a son. She leaves behind three children, one son and two daughters, eight grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and a sister.

She lived a full life: her surviving family members are happy to celebrate the dash between the day this beautiful creature entered this world and the day she departed. We encourage you to do the same. Please join us in a celebration of life on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 from noon to 3 p.m. at Bullion Plaza in Miami, Ariz.

Assisting the family; Lamont Mortuary of Globe

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