The Republican Party of Texas and Chairman Steve Munisteri would like to extend our condolences to former RPT Treasurer and current RPT Redistricting Committee member Paul Bettencourt, whose mother Dorothy passed away this week due to complications from Alzheimer's disease.

Chairman Munisteri expressed his heartfelt sympathies and stated, "Paul Bettencourt and I grew up together attending Memorial Junior High and Memorial High School and I know his mother was an integral part of his life and development. Like many of the moms in our neighborhood, Dorothy was totally devoted to her family and she remained devoted to the Republican Party for many years in Harris County. On behalf of the Republican Party of Texas, we wish to extend our deepest condolences to Paul and the Bettencourt family during this difficult time."

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, February 24, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home and Cemetery, 13001 Katy Freeway, Houston, (281) 497-2210. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make contributions in memory of Dorothy Bettencourt to UT Health Medical School, P.O. Box 203366, Houston, TX 77216-3366. Please specify that this memorial contribution is in support of Dr. Carmel Dyer – Geriatric Care Division.

Link to Dorothy's full obituary.
Link to Harris County GOP memorial.