Betsy Marshall Wiley

Betsy Marshall Wiley

Betsy Marshall Wiley passed away on January 3, 2013.  Betsy was born on September 23, 1945, in Orange, Texas and was a graduate of Sherman High School.  She attended Southwestern University at Georgetown and later graduated from the University of Houston, Summa Cum Laude, with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance. She was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha, National Panhellenic Sorority.

After a career as a legal secretary at Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, Betsy was an active church, school, and community volunteer.  Later she served as the Financial Manager of Old Orchard Golf Club in Richmond, Texas.  An avid bridge player, she earned the rank of Life Master in the American Contract Bridge League.  She treasured her many friendships, enjoyed traveling adventures with family and friends, and relished participating in book club discussions.

Betsy was preceded in death by her parents John Lee Marshall and Elizabeth Marshall Turner, her step-father Charles Turner, brother Roger Marshall, and step-brother Neal Turner.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years Jeffry John Wiley; daughter Jenny Wiley Legath and husband Jeff and grandchildren Jack, Will, and Cole of Moorestown, New Jersey; sister Patti Poole and husband Ben of Rockwall, Texas; sister-in-law Barbara Marshall of Parker, Colorado; step-sister Lynn Hartman and husband Ken of Chattanooga, Tennessee; step-sister-in-law Wandean Turner of Driftwood, Texas; sister-in-law Penny Childress of Portland, Texas; brother-in-law Cody Wiley and sister-in-law Cynthia Hingle of Slidell, Louisiana; brother-in-law Craig Wiley and wife Anita of Clear Lake, Texas; sister-in-law Janice Wiley of Dickinson, Texas; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at First United Methodist Church, 3900 Lexington Boulevard, Missouri City, Texas.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to ZTA’s designated philanthropy, the Susan G. Komen Foundation, or the charity of your choice.

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