Betty Louise (Polk) Gulledge passed away on July 29, 2021, 2 days before her 96th Birthday. She was born in Logan County, West Virginia, on July 31, 1925, to Charles H & Pearl Boggs Polk. She graduated from Mann High School in Logan County, WV, with the highest grade point in her class, and noted as being “the girl most likely to succeed, most studious, hobby of collecting records, was voted as having “best leadership skills” by students & teachers, & was ‘going places’!” After graduation she went to business school in Bowling Green Kentucky, & then moved to Miami. She met & married training Navy pilot MC Gulledge on September 17, 1946. They moved to College Station, TX, where she was an Aggie wife, & had 2 sons while he studied engineering. After his graduation, she completed their family with 2 daughters, while moving all over West Texas. They were active Bridge players in many clubs, entertained frequently in their home, attended the Symphony, were devoted members in the Presbyterian church, took dancing lessons together, & traveled the world after he retired. She was a talented seamstress, cook, devoted mother, good neighbor, hostess, active member of PTA for 36 years & loyal friend to all she knew. Betty never met a stranger, & enjoyed taking home baked sweets to friends & soup to the sick. Betty had a lifelong passion for music, from Big Band, Classical, Blue Grass to contemporary. She never missed a chance to dance, right up until her death.
Betty was preceded in death by husband of 63 years MC Gulledge, her parents, sister Ruth Polk Milhoan, & brother Charles Vernon Polk who died at age 3.
She is survived by children M Layne Gulledge, Loralee (Alan) Reid, & Lois Bell. Son Les Gulledge died 1 week following her death. Also surviving her are grandchildren Hillary Reid, David Reid, Aaron Bell, & great grandson Rowdy Bell. Betty is also survived by many long-loved Bridge friends, church friends & her neighbors.
A Celebration of her life will be held at Resthaven Memorial Park at 1:00pm on Friday, October 15.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences may be made at www.npwelch.com.