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6/18/2013 1:56:00 PM
OBITUARY: Bettie Jane Perry Floyd

Bettie Jane Perry Floyd passed this life on June 4, 2013 in Jackson, Tenn. She was born Feb. 9, 1936, in Friendship, Tenn.

At an early age she moved with her parents, Mack and Era White Perry, to Southern California. She graduated from Palo Verde High School in Blythe where she was selected as a Job's Daughters queen.

Bettie was a graduate of Stephens College in Columbia, Mo. with a major in fashion and design. She studied business at the University of Southern California, Imperial Valley College, Palo Verde College and the University of Hawaii. She graduated from the Western CUNA management School in Pomona, Calif.

Bettie was a marketing representative at Lordleigh of Calif. and a buyer for Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills, Calif. She also worked at (Barry) Goldwater's in Phoenix. In Washington, D.C. she served as special assistant to the Postmaster General. She also served as the assistant manager of Government Agencies Federal Credit Union in El Centro, Calif.

In the 1960s, Bettie was with the advance committee to elect Lyndon B. Johnson for President. In 1966 she again worked with the advance committee to elect Robert F. Kennedy for President, the same year she worked with the committee to re-elect Gov. Pat Brown of Calif. In 1970 she served as the campaign Treasurer and Headquarters Manager for the election of Al McCandless for County Supervisor of Riverside County Calif. She served on the advisory commission for the Riverside County Parks Department and was recognized for her contribution to the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.

Bettie was married to Bill Floyd on Jan. 20, 1968. They have made their home in Madison County, Tenn. since 1996.

A celebration of Bettie's life will be in Friendship, Tenn. and placement of cremains will be in Belle Vernon Cemetery in Crockett County, Tenn. and on the west mesa of the Palo Verde Valley in Blythe. Dates and times to be determined.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Saturday, June 22, 2013
Article comment by: David Okerlund

Bettie and Bill are/were great close friends to my wife Joyce and I.

I was "best man" (?) their wedding.
Bettie is now with the Lord and at peace/

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