Betty Jane Burlin Dies

Owner Betty Jane Burlin died September 27.

October 1, 2012

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Betty Jane Burlin with Tailor Fit.

Owner and breeder Betty Jane Burlin, 71, of Navasota died September 27, at her home.

Betty Jane was born on September 8, 1941, the daughter of Herbert William Eickenhorst and Thelma Finke. She raced American Quarter Horses for more than 20 years, with her horses earning more than $2.4 million. Her best-known runner was world champion Tailor Fit, the 14-time stakes winner and earner of more than $1.2 million. She also campaigned stakes winners Louisiana Warrior, Runnin Away A Winner, Shiney Print, Dirt Devil and Raisable Adversary (TB).

Betty Jane was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Curtis Burlin; sisters, Carolyn Nobles and Terrie Eickenhorst and brother-in-law, Gordon Honeycutt.

Mrs. Burlin is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Stacey Parker and Chad Ross of Navasota; son, G.W. Burlin of Navasota; sister, Debbie Honeycutt; brothers and sisters-in-law, Herbert and Mary Jo Eickenhorst of Navasota, Curtis and Doris Eickenhorst of Navasota and Larry and Liz Eickenhorst of Navasota and grandchild, Corey Ross.

Funeral services are Monday, October 1, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Navasota with the Rev. Donald Kasper officiating. Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery in Navasota.

Serving as pallbearers are Jason Eickenhorst of Virginia, Justin Eickenhorst of Navasota, John J. Flores of Navasota, J.D. Moody of Anderson, Todd Singletary of Madisonville and Mark Jackson of Navasota and honorary pallbearers Glenn Fuqua, Bill Bay, Skeeter Stolz, Pierce Key, Eddie Eppler, Roy Henderson, Bob Waltrip.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Navasota ISD Education Foundation, Grimes County Go Texan or Trinity Lutheran Church.

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