WELLINGTON, Texas — Bettie J. Moran, noted Southwestern artist, passed away on Jan. 2, 2013. She was born Elizabeth June Sumner on March 30, 1925, in Wellington, Texas. Her parents were T.D. “Mickey” Sumner, a hard-working commercial building contractor, and Mildred Louise Russell, a homemaker and artist.
Bettie credited her parents with providing her the building blocks for her becoming a successful professional artist — the fierce drive and dedication from her father and the creative spirit from her mother. Bettie grew up at various Login to read more