Betty J. Alewine was born in Galveston, Texas on September 23, 1932 to George Raymond and Ruth Elaine (Burney) Mulcahy. Betty Jo graduated from Teague High School on May 29, 1951. She was married to Tillman West Conovan, from 1953 – 1970, together they had three children, Sharon Jeane Gregory, Jefferson Raymond Conovan, and Kimberly Ruth Conovan. She became Betty J. Alewine in May 1984, when she married Bennie L. Alewine.
Betty J. Alewine passed away peacefully on August 27, 2022, at the home of her daughter, Sherri and husband, Mike Gregory, in Teague.
Betty J. Alewine lived a strong spiritually life. She had magnificent work ethics and loved God, her family, and friends. She had a sweet, loving and kind soul. She loved playing and beating you at canasta, she enjoyed trips to the casino, the Cowboys, Texas Rangers, and the Mavericks and had a T-shirt for every game, depending on the team, that she wore as she sat and watched “her team” games on television. Betty Jo loved Homecoming, seeing all her classmates, and riding the floats. After retirement, in 1992, she pursued her love for antiques, owning Fairfield Antique Mall and then, Parker Square Mall, both in Fairfield, Texas.
She is survived by her three children, Sherri Gregory and husband, Mike of Teague; Jeff Conovan and wife Lois, of Gerogetown, Texas; and Kim Conovan of Teague; also, eight grandchildren, Chris Harvick and husband Danny of Teague; Willie Bain of Fairfield; Wendy Bain of Teague; Keith Missildine and wife Juliette of Slocum, Texas; Kristi Roberts and husband Carl Lee of Tennessee Colony; Samantha McAlpine of Teague; Cash Conovan and wife Mary of Georgetown, Texas; Courtney Conovan of Los Angeles, California; several Great-Grandchildren and Great-Great-Grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by father, George R. Mulcahy; mother, Ruth E. Mulcahy; brother, George Mulcahy, Jr.; sister, Jeane Carroll; grandson, Lee Missildine; and husband, Bennie L. Alewine.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at the First United Methodist Church, in Teague, with Rev. Jeff Craft officiating and Eulogy by Ms. Marty Walker. Visitation with the family will be prior to the service beginning at 1:30 p.m. Interment will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery. Cash Conovan, Keith Missildine, Carl Lee Roberts, Greg Davis, Jaylon Davis, and Landon Villa will serve as pallbearers.