After 92 years, on May 22, 2022, Beth Alice Hadley slipped peacefully from her frail body into the loving and the waiting arms of her father and mother, brothers and sisters.
Beth was born on October 4, 1929 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was the youngest of Charles Alvin Hadley and Maude Valera Campbell’s eight children, all of whom proceeded her in death.
Beth lived her entire life in the red brick house her father built. She never married, choosing instead to care for her ailing parents until they passed away and then devoting her love and attention on her many nieces and nephews. She acquired little of this life’s wealth, concentrating instead on those things of eternal value.
A very talented and accomplished seamstress, her sewing machine was one of the few treasures and the only possession she cared about in her final days. Sewing brought her true joy. She sewed countless dresses, shirts, blouses, and pajamas for herself and extended family. But her grandest projects were exquisite quilts, on which she would painstakingly stitch for hours, creating sought after masterpieces.
Beth worked most of her adult life at Intermountain Concrete Specialties, where she worked as the credit manager. Hers was a familiar face to countless people in the concrete industry.
Beth’s life could most easily be defined as one who was constantly thinking about and doing good for those around her. Never one to seek attention, she was most comfortable sitting quietly in the background. A friend or relative’s birthday never slipped past her without a token or gesture on her part. Beth leaves a legacy of countless deeds of quiet goodness, and will be lovingly remembered by many friends, nieces, and nephews whose lives she softly touched.
Beth was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she was a faithful member of the Salt Lake Jefferson Ward. Bishop Plastow will conduct a graveside service at the Murray City cemetery on Tuesday, May 31,2022 at 11:00 am.
I have only known Beth a short while... but I grew to love her for the sweet , fiercely independent, fun loving, adventurous lady that she was! We would talk of quilts, quilt shows, family and when we went on a few rides she would point out the older landmarks of the city...some still there...some not! What a joy to know this lovely lady! Save me a spot at your quilting table up in heaven! Miss you!
Beth and I had many experiences together working in the Young Women' s organization and other things in the 30th Ward. She was a talented seamstress and I still have a skirt and a dress she made for me and a baby quilt she made for my daughter.. I have always considered her to be one of my best friends. Doneta McGonigle Gatherum
While rising our 6 children we gave them plenty of opportunities to serve know that if we forget our selves we find love. We found that serving Beth was a delight. Never did they begrudge helping out mowing the lawn, raking leaves, edging, weed eating, anything for our Sister Hadley. Shoveling snow. She always tried to pay us and we played a game of staying out of her reach as she tried to put cash in our pocket. We all love sister Hadley.
She taught us so much. We will miss you and calling you and visiting you. We know where she is now is a much better place free of pain and not alone anymore.
We have known Beth for 36 years. Our sons mowed her lawn avoiding her sneaky tactics to pay them!! She gave me her server when she could no longer sew. It has been used many times be as I sew for our 18 grandchildren!! She was a sweetheart and will be missed!!