Bettye Ann (Nichols) Moilan went to our Lord peacefully on Nov. 24 at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa, Okla., after a courageous battle with cancer in which she exemplified the word courage and served as an inspiration to all who knew her. She departed this world fighting for her family and friends, and she will be forever loved and cherished.
Bettye was born in Abilene on July 7, 1952 to Mary Jackson Nichols and William Riley Nichols. She attended, and graduated from, Winters High School and Texas Tech University. While at Texas Tech she met, and married her college sweetheart Evan Matthew Moilan. They married Aug. 25, 1973 in Lubbock and recently celebrated their 39th anniversary.
Bettye and Evan have lived in El Paso; Holland, Mich.; Evansville, Ind.; Burlington, Vt.; and Johnson City, Tenn.. They returned home to Texas, 10 years ago, and currently reside in Granbury. They are active members of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Granbury, a church family that surrounded Bettye with love during her fight with cancer.
Bettye was predeceased by her newborn infant daughter Tamara Shea and her father William Nichols.
She is survived by her husband Evan, children Evan Jr., Ryan and Tara Moilan. She has three beautiful grandchildren that are her pride and joy, Jacob Holloway, Sydney Moilan and Austin Moilan.
Bettye is also survived by her mother Mary Jackson Nichols of Winters; her siblings Jerry, Julie, Jeff, Valerie and Greg and their spouses also survive Bettye.
Throughout life Bettye dedicated herself to her family and friends with a loving, caring and giving spirit; she will be missed by all of us.
Bettye enjoyed creative hobbies such as antiquing, doll collecting and sewing. She was always a loving and generous person, with a smile and positive attitude towards life and all people she met.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m., Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 2301 Fall Creek Highway, Granbury.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Emmanuel Lutheran Church (Marked Bettye Fund). These funds will be used to help under privileged families in the Granbury community.