Betty Jo Gikas, age 87, passed away peacefully at her home on December 13th 2018. She was born to Lem and Thelma Poling in Amarillo, Texas on November 29th 1931. Betty was a longtime resident of New Mexico. She moved to Portales with her family in 1941 where she resided until she moved to Roswell in 1980.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Lem and Thelma Poling; her brother, Bob Poling of Albuquerque; her sisters, Madalene Jernigan and Bo Allen both of Roswell.
She is survived by her son Tom Gikas and his wife Lisa; granddaughter, Stacey Haley and her husband Tommy; granddaughter, Taylor Gikas; and 3 great-grandchildren, Hunter, Madi and Will. Betty is also survived by many nieces and nephews and their families, to whom she was very close.
Betty will be greatly missed by her family and many friends. A gathering to honor and remember Betty will be held at a later date.