Our beloved mom and grandmother left us on November 23, 2019 to join dad for all eternity. She fought a courageous battle against many illnesses throughout her long life, fighting valiantly until the end.
Betty Louise Veater Frandsen was born August 9, 1929 in Price, Utah to Ruland and Bernice Houston Veater. Later her family moved to Spry, Utah and then onto Panguitch, Utah where she spent the rest of her life. She was blessed to have three sisters and six brothers to surround her with love growing up on the farm.
All her life Betty was a hard worker starting as a young girl on the farm picking potatoes and other chores. She had many jobs. Some of her favorites were at the Panguitch Sewing Plant, when she was a clerk at the Tebbs Indian store, and her most memorable job was with the Garfield County EMT.
She was in the Panguitch riding club for many years and loved being with the horses and the members of the club. She won Garfield County Rodeo Queen.
Some of her passions in life were spending time in her flower garden and cooking for family and friends. She was an elegant seamstress who also excelled in her ability to crochet and knit beautiful items. She loved the Utah Jazz and enjoyed watching them with her family. She had a strong love and belief in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
You would never see Betty without a little dog by her side. She loved each one with all her heart as she grew old.
Betty loved her family and friends. She loved to visit and would talk into the night and bring love and laughter to the room.
She met and married her husband, Keith Lynn Frandsen, in Panguitch, Utah and tied the knot November 13, 1947 in Fredonia, Arizona. Marriage later solemnized in the Saint George Temple. Her husband Keith passed away August 2010. She is survived by her two children Patricia Ann (Lewis) Leach Panguitch/St. George, Utah and Michael Lynn (Tracy) Frandsen Payson, AZ. She also survived by one brother Ralph Veater Panguitch, UT and three sisters-in-law Marilyn Veater, Wanda Veater, Shana Rae Veater Witters.
Betty was blessed to live long enough to meet all of her grand kids, great- grand kids and even a few great-great grand kids. She had 6 grand kids, 9 great-grand kids and 12 great-great-grand kids in all.
Preceded in death by: Parents, Husband Keith, Daughters- Betty Virginia and Linda Bernice. Brothers-Ned, Garth, Gerald, Joe, Harry, Sisters -Winona, Margaret, Lydia. Grandson Troy Leach and Great-Grand Daughter Amanda Crowther.
Funeral services will be held Monday, December 2, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in the Panguitch 2nd Ward Chapel – 400 E 150 N Panguitch, UT. Friends may call Monday at the Chapel from 11am -12:30pm. Interment in the Panguitch City Cemetery will follow the service.
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