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Betty Lou Nelson Allen
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Birth: 1918
Millard County
Utah, USA
Death: Jun. 14, 2011
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Betty left us on a beautiful summer day, June 14, 2011, at the age of ninety-two, holding the hand of her husband of sixty-one years.

Betty was born in Fillmore, Utah, the daughter of Nettie Lamb Nelson and Edward Nelson. She married Jewel G. Brunson; later divorced. She married LeRoy B. Allen.

Betty attended Fillmore Elementary, Junior High, and Millard High School. Betty moved to Salt Lake City in the 1940s and went to work at the Do Drop Inn at 39th South and State for Pete Harman. This location later became the first Kentucky Fried Chicken for Colonel Sanders.

Betty rose from curb hop and punch board attendant to manager and part owner of Harman's Café at North Temple and 3rd West, where she was lovingly known as "the warden". She retired in 1982.

Betty loved to travel, especially to Wendover to find her flaming 7 slot machine. She loved gardening, crocheting, fishing, shopping, and spending time with family and her grandchildren.

Betty is survived by her husband, LeRoy; daughters, Judy (Phil) Arlt, Jackie (Bruce) Hill; sister Virginia Kelly; ten grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; ten great-great-grandchildren. Betty is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Lillian McBride; brothers, Evan Nelson, Glen Nelson, Eddie Nelson; daughter, Jolene Wignall; one grandson; and one great-granddaughter.

A special thanks to the dedicated care staff at Aspen Ridge West for their loving care, and Sunrise Assisted Living of Sandy's staff and residents for providing friendships and a caring home.

A viewing will be held on Friday, June 17, 2011 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 South State Street (100 East), Murray, Utah.
Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Holladay Memorial Park, 4900 South Memory Lane, Holladay, Utah.
Published in the Deseret News from June 16 to June 17, 2011. 
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  Jewell Guy Brunson (1914 - 1974)
Holladay Memorial Park
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
Record added: Jun 15, 2011
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Betty Lou <i>Nelson</i> Allen
Added by: Ryan D. Curtis
Betty Lou <i>Nelson</i> Allen
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- Ryan D. Curtis
 Added: Jun. 15, 2011

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