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  • My deepest condolences to the family. Remember you are not alone at this difficult time. “God is our refuge and strength, a help that is readily found in times of distress.”
    Psalm 46:1

    — Donner
  • I have fond memories of Mothers’ Day lunches with Betty and Barbara. I admire Betty’s energy and zest for life and Barbara’s patient, devoted, and heroic care of her mother.

    — Kathryn Shirts
  • Oh, how I will miss sitting next to sweet Betty in Sacrament meeting of the Canyon Road Ward. I always delighted in our chats before the meeting. I remember the last time I sat next to her in early December. Somehow, she knew I had recently celebrated a birthday and asked me if it had been a good day. Betty was a real treasure and an example of a life well lived.

    — Connie Buie
  • We send our deepest condolences to you Barbara and your familie

    — Bente and Kjell
  • I am saddened to hear of the passing of my Great Aunt Betty. My mother, Lorraine Barney Maddocks Courtright, was the daughter of her sister Helen Dell Keddington. I loved seeing and corresponding with Betty throughout the years. She always kept in touch and was so kind, loving, and encouraging with her words and spirit. She amazed me with her knowledge and love for all of her extended family. I wish I could be there in person to offer my condolences, but I now live in Mexico and just heard of her passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the loved ones she has left behind. Sometimes we are lucky enough to have known beautiful angels, like Betty, while we are here on earth.
    God Bless you all, Love, Penny

    — Penny (Courtright) Fazio
  • It was very kind of you, Jim, to get in touch with my wife Jana and me. We were very sorry to hear of your mother’s death. As you know, she was one of my mother Margaret French’s best and oldest friends. Your mother Betty was a major figure in my mother’s stories about growing up in Salt Lake. We met Betty only once, when we came to Salt Lake just a few years ago to bury my mother’s and father’s ashes there. We knew my mother would like it if Betty could be there, and we were so glad she could join us to talk about Margaret and remember good times and good friends. We send you our deepest sympathy.

    — Michael French Smith
  • Betty and I became good friends while serving together in the Canyon Road Camp of D.U.P. She was punctual, efficient, creative, knowledgeable and friendly. She was an asset to our Camp. Everyone loved Betty. She led a graceful life and will be missed

    — Janice Betts Bennion
  • I will miss Betty and will miss our frequent chats, but I am SO happy for her because now she is with her sweetheart, parents and others she loves so much. Even though we are first cousins, I did not get to know Betty until our Salt Lake City mission in 2005-2006. She was a good person and was always happy. We do not live in Utah, but we tried to visit her when ever possible. I love Betty!

    — LuAnn Derr
  • Dearest Barbara and family: The loss of any family member tests our faith, especially when it’s one’s mother. The funeral service at the mortuary and at the gravesite was warm, touching, filled with love for Betty. I’d dare to suggest that one of you inherited her ability to recognize spiritual visits. In listening to the talks and tales of what she accomplished in almost 100 years, I was totally blown away that one person could do t-h-a-t much–although I see those very qualities in Barbara. (I’ve known her for decades, met her mom a couple of times, and Kari, and her sons, but not her brothers, so I cannot attest to the fact that they’re all oriented in that particular direction. Probably are.)
    Sincere condolences,
    Jani and Rocky (to whom Barb always gave the greatest treats)

    — Jani & Rocky *Fleet
  • Dear Family of Betty Evenson–

    We have lived in the same condo as Betty for the past four years. Although we didn’t know her well, my husband and I always greeted her and her two friends as they patiently waited for a ride to Sacrament Meeting on Sunday Mornings.

    My husband Bob, called them the “Ladies in Waiting.” We will always remember Betty and her lovely smile which she gave to everyone. We will miss her very much.

    Please accept our love and deepest sympathy at this time of sorrow for your family. Although we know she is in a better place with her loved ones, it is always difficult to part with those who are so dear to us.

    Love, Robert (Bob) and Marjean Kamerath

    — Robert & Marjean Kamerath
  • Lynn,
    I wanted to let you know I am thinking of you at the passing of your mother. She was always kind to me and I remember her being busy in many things. She and my Mom were good friends, and are probably catching up now with Lucille Isham, Wilma Myers and Beth Windley. What a great group of women they were.

    I think of Seymour on his birthday…and there are getting to be quite a few, aren’t there? I hope you are happy and well, and maybe someday we will run into each other in Boise.

    It is hard to lose a mother as she is there for you whenever you need her. I hope your wonderful memories will give you peace and comfort…she lived a long time.

    Love,
    Marianne (Gladys)

    — Marianne Taylor Hansen
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