Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Elizabeth “Betty Jo” Prince

Born: 11/29/1939

Died: 5/25/2005

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Elizabeth “Betty Jo” Prince, 65, passed away May 25, 2005, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was born November 29, 1939, in Durant, the daughter of William Haskell and Helen Iva Clayton Prince. She was raised predominantly in Stigler, Oklahoma, and lived in Eufaula, Oklahoma, at the time of her death.

She received a bachelor’s degree in speech/psychology and a master’s degree in counseling/junior college education from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah in the early 1970s. She worked in counseling and teaching roles for Sapulpa schools, American Christian College in Tulsa, and Rose State College in Midwest City. She also had been involved with the United Way and the Boy Scouts of America.

An enduring interest in her Choctaw heritage led her to research genealogy dating to 1500, making her a deep source of history for relatives. She also enjoyed drama, speech, debate and art, while once practicing skydiving and trick horseback riding.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara Elizabeth and Derrell W. Cox; son, Charles Allen Guy; and grandchildren, Rebekah R. Cox, Christopher D. Cox, Jeremiah W. Cox, Bethany K. Cox, Channah E. Cox, Jonathan G. Cox, Joshua P. Cox, Caitlyn I “Cayla” Cox and D. Clayton Cox.

She was preceded in death by her parents; children, William James Bean, Jacquiline Jo Bean and William Brian Bean.