Betty White Obituary

Betty Sue White
Betty Sue White

August 22, 1943 - January 6, 2017
Born in Douglas, AZ
Resided in Moab, UT
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Our beloved mother, Betty Sue White, passed away unexpectedly January 6, 2017 at the age of 73. She was born in Douglas, Arizona August 22, 1943 to Wiley Otho and Lillian Audra McLendon Keefer, the youngest of five children.

Betty was blessed with five children of her own after many years of infertility: Jaymz David White, Alice Louise (Brian) Gordon, Steven Dennis White, Christina Elizabeth (Clayton) London, and Caleb Joshua (Marion) White. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wiley and Lillian Keefer, her brothers, Wiley Jr. and Leonard Keefer, and her husband, David Jay White.

She is survived by her children, her siblings Virgil Keefer and Evelyn Miller, her 3 grandchildren Henry London, Ruth White, and Adaline Gordon, and numerous nieces, nephews, and in-laws.

Betty married David on February 14, 1964, Valentine's Day, having met at the wedding of their best friends. This marriage was later sealed in the Mesa Arizona LDS Temple.
Betty was involved in 4-H and was president of her high school's Future Homemakers of America as a youth. In her early married life, she enjoyed weekend trips with our father going on scavenger hunts with their CB radio friends. Later in life, she took up painting and also volunteered her time with the Republican Women's group in Moab, and serving in various church callings. She had a love of animals and talked of her pets almost as much, if not more than, her children. Her most valued hobby later in life was reading. She would never be found without at least one book in her purse, and her nightstand frequently had 3 or 4 books in various stages of completion.

She spent her early career at the IRS to support our father, who was attending college. Her latest position before retirement was at the Canyonlands National Park headquarters in Moab, where she made many lifelong friends.

Whenever anyone spoke with her, it was very evident her true joy was her children, and later, her grandchildren. She beamed when she spoke of each of them and always had wallet-sized pictures to show. She was thrilled when each of her children earned a bachelor's degree or higher.

A memorial will be held Friday, January 13 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 475 W. 400 N. Moab, UT 84532 at 10 a.m. The following day a viewing and funeral will be held under the direction of Myers Mortuary at 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. respectively, Saturday, January 14, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 505 S. 1000 W. Layton, UT 84041. Interment will then take place at Aultorest Memorial Park at 836 36th St. Ogden, UT 84403.

In lieu of flowers, we know our mother would appreciate donations to the Grand County Library
We will miss you, mom. Until we meet again.




Greenbriar Ward Chapel
505 South 1000 West
Layton, UT US
January 14, 2017
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Greenbriar Ward Chapel
505 South 1000 West
Layton, UT US
January 14, 2017
11:00 AM
Aultorest Memorial Park
836 36th Street
Ogden, UT US 84403
January 14, 2017