On a warm late winter, evening, as the last ray of sunset fell over Antelope Island, Joan Betts left this world to meet her parents (Ferron R. and Elizabeth M. Betts) in a far better relm.
Joan was always her daddy’s girl having been born in the summer of 1944. June 16th was an exciting day as this little girl entered the world making the family complete. She had a big brother (Franklin R. Betts) to watch over her as they moved from Payson, Utah with the family to Idaho Falls, Idaho for a short time. The family then proceeded to move to Shelly, ID, just in time for her to start 1st grade at Goodsell Elementary. During these elementary years, her father Ferron, built the family home, stick by stick, brick by brick, until complete. She then attended Junior High and High School in Shelly where she graduated in the Spring of 1962.
The following fall, she started to pursue her life long love of radiology, graduating from Sacred Heart Hospital School of Radiology in August 1964. After graduation she was employed at numerous places and hospitals until she landed at Lakeview Hospital in 1976. Here, she was at home and remained employed there for almost 50 years until she retired in 2014. Her life was full and she loved her patients at Lakeview Radiology.
This love took second place only to her darling daughter, Angela Marie Betts, born April 30, 1984. What fun it was to love and play with that beautiful, baby girl. Angela was her only child and therefore was spoiled and surrounded with love from her mother and grandmother along with the extended members of their family. Angela loved playing with her cousins, aunts, and uncles, but Mom and grandma were her favorites.
After retiring, her health slowly declined until she passed away at her beloved Lakeview Hospital on February 27, 2020 while surrounded by the loving care of the nursing and radiology staff there. Angela and her husband Jonathan spent many days in the hospital with Joan. Surrounding her with love and care as she passed to join her parents, and other family members, that have gone on before.
Many thanks to Sandy Montgomery and Connie Bond, her ministering angels for the last few years. Thanks also to SereniCare for their kind and loving services.
Viewing and services will be held Friday March 6th at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Orchard Tenth Ward Chapel, 3317 S. 800 W. Bountiful, UT. The Chapel is located directly east across from Camelot on Hwy 89. The viewing is from 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM and services will be held directly thereafter starting at 11:00 AM. Interment will be at East Lawn Cemetery in Provo at approximately 1:30 PM on the same day.
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