About Betty Jim McBride (Shelton)
Betty Jim Shelton McBride, formerly of Amarillo, died Friday, June 25, 2010, in San Antonio. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd., with the Rev. Ned Creswell officiating.
Betty was the product of early pioneers in ranching in the Panhandle of Texas. Her parents were James Martin Shelton and Betty Lou Ozier of Amarillo.
She spent some of her early years on the Bravo Ranch and even attended grade school with her brother, Jack, in Nara Visa, N.M. Her grandparents were John Malcolm Shelton and Flora Exum Thurmond whose original ranch was part of the old XIT.
She attended the Hockaday School for Girls in Dallas and received her bachelor's degree from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla., where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She was a member of the Junior League in Amarillo and the Argyle Club of San Antonio.
Survivors include three daughters, Julie Shelton Smith of Newport, R.I., Elizabeth Smith Boston of San Antonio and Janie Talmage Smith of San Francisco; two grandchildren, Ann Elise McCaffrey of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Robert William Boston III of Dallas; her brother and sister-in-law, John Malcolm Shelton and Joan of Amarillo; and many nephews, nieces, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Those who wish may make donations in her name to the Children's Bereavement Center of San Antonio, 205 West Olmos Drive, San Antonio, TX 78212, and will be gratefully accepted.
Amarillo Globe-News, July 8, 2010