Betty Mulkern Brewer

1924 ~ 2021


June 11, 2021
2:00 PM
Larkin Sunset Lawn Cemetery, 2350 E. 1300 S. Salt Lake City, Utah

Betty Mulkern Brewer returned to a joyous reunion with her Heavenly Father and loved ones on June 3, 2021. She was born to Bessie Hanning Speirs and Hugh Andrew Mulkern on November 12, 1924, in Santa Monica, California. She was a good student and received particular notice for her public speaking and tennis activities.

Following graduation from high school, Betty began her career employed with Bank of America for 17 years. Her continual study and financial expertise led to positions with various brokerage houses as a Manager of Operations, and later as a Chief Investment Officer for Los Angeles County Employee Retirement Association (LACERA).

Betty was a reader of good books and a continual learner, taking university courses well into her eighties. She was an avid sports fan and followed her favorite tennis stars and basketball teams with zeal. She also enjoyed traveling, crocheting, knitting, musical and theater productions, and her vast collection of teddy bears.

On October 3,1981, Betty married R. Glen Brewer in Salt Lake City, Utah. They loved their service and association with many friends in the Monument Park 12th Ward and with Glen’s children and grandchildren.

Betty will be remembered as intelligent, refined, well-groomed, generous, and gracious. She possessed an indomitable will and a clear sense of integrity. She exemplified courage and resilience in adjusting to life’s challenges and was steadfast in her faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Betty is preceded in passing by her parents, brother Hugh Mulkern, Jr., and beloved husband. She is survived by Glen’s children, Nancy, John, David, and Paul and their families. They express gratitude for Betty’s close friends and caregivers at The Ridge who gave devoted care and comfort. Funeral services and interment will be on Friday, June 11, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at Larkin Sunset Lawn 2350 East 1300 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108.

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Dear Brewer Family, In the early 1990’s Betty and Glen moved to Donner Circle and joined our quiet neighborhood. They were a delightful couple to know and have as friends and neighbors. Though with us for only a few years, Glen passed away unexpectedly leaving Betty alone in a fairly new location. Betty’s name was listed on a sheet of paper I received as a person to visit shortly after Glen’s death. Ever since, these visits have continued and have turned into a deep and trusted friendship. Betty’s “impish” smile and adorable grin always made me laugh and we shared many humorous moments over 30 years. Betty’s business skills and acumen were apparent in everything she did. She volunteered as a poll worker in our neighborhood precinct, she was a polling judge working long hours making sure “the count” was accurate and honest. Her recall of facts and figures was correct, she took great pride in her work and knew the importance of being dependable. She remained actively engaged in higher education to keep her mind working with the current social issues. She loved driving her silver Volvo S-40 and drove it fast. Although timid at times, she was tenacious, strong and committed while tenderness, patience and solace were a deep part of her spirit. I followed her as her addresses changed from Donner Circle, to CC1403, to 211 where we remained visiting one on one; more importantly, where she remains in my heart. Bless the dear person who originally listed her name on that sheet of paper. I shall miss Betty immensely. Also, I shall miss greeting Betty’s family at her funeral. I am out of town visiting my family in San Diego (just a couple of hours from Betty’s beloved home in Santa Monica). I send my sincere love to each of you at this tender time. Most sincerely, Mimi Stewart Formerly MP 12th, VT

- Mimi Stewart