Betty and her sister Doris moved to Dallas after graduating from high school to attend business school. In 1950 she married Earl Granbery. During their 52 years together, Earl and Betty raised 2 daughters. In the mid 70s she acquired her real estate license. She was an agent with Ebby Halliday for 20 years and spent seven years with Keller-Williams. Not being one to sit still, she continued to work as a receptionist with the corporate office of Citibank until she was forced into retirement at 80 years old due to her declining eyesight.
Betty was an avid bridge player who enjoyed hosting games in her home. Her only use for a computer was to play her bridge game. She enjoyed going to the theater and dancing. She was always passionate about her puppy dogs through the years. She loved Dallas and was, of course, a devoted Dallas Cowboy’s fan. She was a lifelong Methodist. Betty and Earl were charter members of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church which opened it’s doors in 1959.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, and two sisters, Kathryn Warren and Doris Unsell. She was also preceded in death by her beloved husband November 23, 2002.
She is survived by her daughters, Julie and husband Dan Elrod of Eastland, Texas, Christi and husband Ron Brown of Lewisville, Texas. Grandchildren, Bryan Elrod and wife Leisha of Eastland, Brent Elrod and wife Kacy of Dallas, Shannon Sullivan of Longview, and Melanie Sullivan of California. Great-grandchildren Brady, Briley and Tacey Elrod, Sadie and Taylor Hodges, and one sister, Alice McCauley of Seymour. She is also survived by her loving and dearest friend, Gene Riggs.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 2 p.m. At Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, 12411 Templeton Trail, Farmers Branch, Texas. A viewing will be held before the service from 1:30 – 2 p.m.