Bettye Joyce Moore-Cash, a former medical worker and a member of the board of directors of the hospital now know as Doctors Medical Center, died on Nov. 30. She was 78.
She was born on Feb. 19, 1936 to late Eddie and Lillie Moore in Fort Worth, TX.BR>
She was a graduate of Phyllis Wheatley Sr. High School in Fort Worth and later graduated with honors from Contra Costa College in San Pablo, CA in 1963 as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
In 1975, she earned an associate degree in a paramedical occupation, with training in business administration.
She held multiple offices on the Board of Directors of Brookside Hospital, now known as Doctors Medical Center. She served as president, vice president, treasurer and secretary.
She was named “Woman of the Year” in 1974, recognized as the first elected female board member and the first African American in such positions.
Moore-Cash was listed in the 1977-78 edition of Who’s Who Among Black Americans. She attended President Jimmy Carter’s inauguration after receiving a personal invitation.
Her late husband James J. Cash, Sr. preceded her in death. She is survived by three siblings: Jackie Moore, Michael Moore, and Joyce Hill; five children: Ardranae Foster, James Cash, Jr., Craig Cash, Lisa Cash, and Janine Limbrick (Derrick); 13 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.