|Birth: ||Sep. 25, 1947|
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
|Death: ||Mar. 16, 2010|
KAYSVILLE, UTAH – Betty King Bishop, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and dear friend, passed away suddenly at her home on Tuesday, March 16, 2010. Lovingly referred to as "Aunt Betty" by many, she will be sorely missed by all who were beneficiaries of her warmth, generosity, and love.
Betty was born to Wallace and Elizabeth L. Webb King in Salt Lake City, Utah, on September 25, 1947. She married Steve L. Bishop on September 11, 1970 in the Logan Temple.
Betty is survived by Steve, of Kaysville, Utah, her beloved husband of nearly 40 years; daughters Kimberly (Larry) Winterton, Brittney (Scott) Miller, and Briana Bishop; son Wade S. Bishop; six grandchildren; sisters Marie (Lowell) Taylor, Carol (J. Richard) Thorderson, and Lisa (John) Didier; brothers, Kenzie (Kaye) King and Richard (Melinda) King.
Betty is preceded in death by her father, mother, and daughter ShaunAlyn Bishop.
Betty graduated from Davis High School, earned a degree in fashion design from LDS Business College, and attended four years at Utah State University studying child development and home economics.
Betty was a renowned cook, seamstress, and homemaker. She will be remembered for her wonderful home-cooked meals, homemade pies, hot rolls, donuts, and pastries, and her amazing crafts and handiwork. Over a period spanning 40 years Betty catered countless weddings and special events. Among those served were hundreds of dignitaries, public officials, and LDS Church leaders and general authorities. She loved the ladies on her catering crew. In recent years, she enjoyed working with her husband Steve at the Utah State Legislature, and she was an active member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers.
Betty led an active life of service in the LDS Church, filling many leadership callings in the Young Women's, Primary, and Relief Society organizations. She loved bringing joy to others, and she spent countless hours turning ordinary Church activities into extraordinary, unforgettable events. She was a very spiritual woman who taught by example the Savior's precept of love and service. Her colorful sense of humor and special penchant for fun made her the favorite of young and old alike.
Betty's greatest joy came in serving her immediate and extended family. She perfected holiday parties as no one else could. To those of us (and our children) blessed to have experienced these magical holidays celebrated at Aunt Betty's home, her name became synonymous with Santa Claus and Easter Bunny. Who could ever forget the annual Halloween Parties with "Witchy Aunt Betty Boo," her creative Easter Parties each spring, and summer family reunions eating barbecued chicken in her backyard? Betty always made each of us feel so special-convinced we were her favorite! We love you, Aunt Betty, because you first loved us.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the Kaysville Utah West Stake Center, 270 W. Burton Lane. Friends and family may call Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist's Kaysville Mortuary, 400 North Main and Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church.
Interment, Kaysville City Cemetery.
Wallace King (1912 - 1969)
Elizabeth Layton Webb King (1913 - 1979)
Shaun Alyn Bishop (1977 - 1977)*
Kaysville City Cemetery
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Record added: Jun 30, 2011
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